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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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Wet weather and foggy windows, driving in the snow

2 questions in one thread here.

First, I have never taken my D-90 to the snow. Anything I should be aware of or do before the drive? Driving up to Lake Tahoe from San Francisco.

I am a little worried about the heat (or cold) since my girlfriend will be in the car and she tends to get a bit annoying in the cold. But I haven't had an issue with that yet with her, as the heater works really well.

I am having real issues with foggy windows here in the rain. I am concerned how it will be in the snow. Any remedies to the fogged up glass? I've used Rain-X but it just doesn't seem to cut it. All help much appreciated. Thank you.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Winter driving: no ABS must pump and pray when breaking on slick roads.
Fogging windows: Turn the heater and blower on high with the A/C on.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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2 questions in one thread here.

First, I have never taken my D-90 to the snow. Anything I should be aware of or do before the drive? Driving up to Lake Tahoe from San Francisco.
Nothing other than the normal precautions you would take driving any vehicle there.
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I am a little worried about the heat (or cold) since my girlfriend will be in the car and she tends to get a bit annoying in the cold. But I haven't had an issue with that yet with her, as the heater works really well.
If it's not too late to trade her in for a lower maintenance one, try a couple of lap blankets.
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I am having real issues with foggy windows here in the rain. I am concerned how it will be in the snow. Any remedies to the fogged up glass? I've used Rain-X but it just doesn't seem to cut it. All help much appreciated. Thank you.
Crack a window. Seriously, have you checked to make sure the vent controls are directing the air onto the windshield when pushed up?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Offer her a spot on the roof rack.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Crack a window. Seriously, have you checked to make sure the vent controls are directing the air onto the windshield when pushed up?
The front window vents blow well. I guess it is what it is. But the windows on the sides, the hardtop windows and the rear, are really foggy. Even if I walk up to the car on a rainy day, before I get in it, everything is foggy and it seems to get worse as I drive.

More Rain-X?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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is the dump valve blocked, if it is, it will hold water, blow through, turn to steam and fog your windows
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:13 PM
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Side window defrosters... http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/DefenderVENT.shtml
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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My rear sliding windows fog up very easily as well. Rain-x doesn't work but they will eventually clear if I run the A/C.
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You have water in the truck. Check under the mats, AC drains etc.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:31 PM
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Try FogX
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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2 questions in one thread here.

First, I have never taken my D-90 to the snow. Anything I should be aware of or do before the drive? Driving up to Lake Tahoe from San Francisco.

I am a little worried about the heat (or cold) since my girlfriend will be in the car and she tends to get a bit annoying in the cold. But I haven't had an issue with that yet with her, as the heater works really well.

I am having real issues with foggy windows here in the rain. I am concerned how it will be in the snow. Any remedies to the fogged up glass? I've used Rain-X but it just doesn't seem to cut it. All help much appreciated. Thank you.

DUMP THE GIRLFRIEND!
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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I bought a 12v fan from a truck stop and mounted it to a accessory tray i have above the windshield. It rotates back and forth and takes care of any fogging issues. This is with the heater running of course. Cost about $15 and it works like a charm and it's nice in the summer too.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Just as Ron stated. You have water in your truck/water coming in from somewhere. Fog-X will not do the trick. Hate to say this but you may just need to live with it and the annoying other (maybe), SORRY... Your truck should do fine in the snow. Just take your time, mostly on ice.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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I have the Line-x lining throughout the truck so I know there's no water underneath it and no mats. I dug around the truck quite a bit for water and found a leak. That must be the cause. It's a small leak from just below one of the side windows of the fiberglass top where the roll cage, frame, and fiberglass meet. I'll try some silicone there.

Also, does anyone have any good solutions for leaky doors? I replaced the weather stripping last time I put the top on, the passengers side is fine, but the drivers side (important side) leaks a bit from the top, especially through a turn if it's raining.

Does anyone's D-90 not leak at all? And if so, what is your secret?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Does anyone's D-90 not leak at all? And if so, what is your secret?
It stays in the garage
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Was just admiring the ice skating pond on my LR rubber matt while driving today. . After 30 years of LR ownership, it just doesnt feel right driving a dry vehicle.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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Buy a 92-94 Range Rover Classic County SWB. Heated seats and windshields/rear hatch, mirrors and washer jets are the shiz for winter driving. Girlfriends won't bitch as much in one and it will do as well off road as your D with very few extra enhancements.

Or, dump the girlfriend.

and drive with your head out the window.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:05 PM
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To eliminate fog on my old series llA windows, especially the side and back where the defroster never reached, I applyed scuba diving / snorkeling anti fog spray. Worked great. You can get it at West Marine and I am sure local dive shops, etc.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Spit on the windsheild and wipe it around... Works when diving....

Seriously Fog X... Then dump the girlfriend...
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