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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 19th March 2010, 21:08 Thread Starter
 
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How long does it take to clear?

I have just bought an 07 type s 1.8

I have noticed that the gap down tailgate is larger on one side so guessing that previous owner may have had a prang in it.

The other day I turned on rear window heater and it took ages to demist.

My question is how long does it take to clear the rear windscreen?

I need to find out whether it may be faulty... and if a new tailgate was fitted maybe it wasn't connected properly?

Unfortunately since then I have not had any mist or frost to test it on... never thought i would be asking for poor weather lol.
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mist takes a while to be honest, frost is much much quicker though.
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My 57 plate was pretty quick at first but then after a while it took ages...my 59 plate is really quick but I dunno if it weakens or something as time goes on
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Personally mine is quite quick. Generally in the 15 minute ride to work it's clear half way through the journey, on average.
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mine takes ages as well, half hour sometimes
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Have you tried adjusting the rubber bungs on either side of the boot lid to see if the gap can be evened out?

Mine demists in around 10 minutes maximum (about the same as HM's 7,5).



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Mine used to take ages, or what i thought was ages anyway.

My wife's VW clears in a couple of mins, but mine used to take at least 10-15 mins.
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Mine is easily sub 10 mins, perhaps the 2.2 allows more juice to be drawn for the heater elements?

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When switched on you should see the conductive lines clearing within a few minutes. Then you know it works.
Total clearance depends on the conditions: temperature, humidity, airco on or off, etc.

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Found the cause for such a slow de-mist was due to the defective seals around the spoiler/tailgate - I had a leak hence the water was collecting on the inside and taking double as long to de-mist.

All sorted now

Boot still uneven though
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is the gap slightly bigger on the left side of the boot if so it maybe normal Ive checked a few out as i was a bit paranoid myself.here is a picture is this the gap or unevenness you are talking about.
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My gap on mine runs down one side of the car and the bottom right side of boot lid sticks out a bit - not flush to the car. I have also looked at a few and although the gaps on some are more prominent than others, the boot lid is flush - so guessing something has happened to mine with the previous owner!
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[QUOTE=FWH;610656]Have you tried adjusting the rubber bungs on either side of the boot lid to see if the gap can be evened out?

where do you do this to? as i have a large gap between my boot and my lights on one side as if the boot has been put on wrong or also have had a prang previously!
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is the gap slightly bigger on the left side of the boot if so it maybe normal Ive checked a few out as i was a bit paranoid myself.here is a picture is this the gap or unevenness you are talking about.

mine is the same but on the right hand side (drivers side) is this normal then?

cant see any signs of a bump
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