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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 06:34 PM
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i have a 1969 baja but the engine heater is choped off and coverd up i was wodering what else could i do so the windows dont fog up when im driving??



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Post Post subject: Re: help defrosting windows
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Hold your breath and stop breathing.

Thats a good question us Arizona Guys realy do not have this problem much. What do people do there when it's cold and the heter is not working?

Electric heater? Oil heater?


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When I still drove mine on the street I used 2 electric heaters.


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Post Post subject: Re: help defrosting windows
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They have hand held defrost heaters at walley world that plug in to the cig lighter for 20.00 or forty bucks but I am not that far on my baja yet to have played with that idea yet. I want to try to hard mount one in for defrost. I an new to AzBaja and would like to thank you guys for the cool info. shifty

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Drive the one that has a heater.


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I tried the cheepy heaters, they don't work. I resort to a big coat and opening the window vents.

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I just remembered, Rain-X No Fog works but your window will be a little blurry and you have to re-apply it occasionally.

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did you buy an electric heater already set up or did u have to cut it and wire it yourself??

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I took two from either autozone or walmart that plug into the cigarette lighter and just hard wired them to a switch and mounted them to the far left and right of the dash. worked great. I planned on installing seat warmers but now its not street driven so I dont worry about it.


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www.harborfreight.com/...mber=94592

I had 2 heater similar to these, they helped with the windows, and do take the chill off a little.


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Post Post subject: Re: help defrosting windows
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Hmmmm I had a friend that ran a VW gas burning heater (Eberspächer gas-electric heater?) in his Baja,that was in Roseburg Ore..And there is a few companies still currently making both air and liquide heaters that run on fuel (Kerosene,Gas,and Diesel versions) from vehical tanks.
I'm trying to find the link I saved...But to no avail.
I think Military Vehicals Monthly may have an ad for such heaters...?
I myself have very little heat coming from my window vents,but from behind the seat plenty.(And no not from me :P)Even after adding a fan to push the air thru heater channels (I plan on running a plumbers snake thru them someday).
Here's a couple links for aftermarket heaters.
www.espar.com/htm/Spec...LCspec.htm
www.webasto-thermo.com...s_826.html
[url]http://manuals.type4.org/ba4/[url]

Even though I'd rather get my stock heater working again,I know using J-Pipes and Headers take away that choice.But the worries I have with fuel burning heaters is Carbon Monoxide poisoning.Oh and the gas tank too.
And another thoght a friend had,and I've seen this advertised as a kit too.
Using engine oil via an oil cooler to warm the interior,but snaking the lines for a defroster would be a nightmare.
Well that's my 2cents,hopefully help ya'll fall asleep.
Have a great holidays.


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