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So what makes it quick clear?
 

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My dad had a Ford Puma with one fitted.

Absolutely brilliant invention, almost makes buying a Ford worthwhile just for the screen. :lol:
 

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Element inside the laminates.
Ah I see. Like a rear screen then only integral. Bet that costs a fair bit if it breaks

Very thin heating elements embedded in the screen. My Mondeo had one - but it failed like everything else on the car :lol:
5 year life span matey. I know...I used to work for them :lol:

My dad had a Ford Puma with one fitted.

Absolutely brilliant invention, almost makes buying a Ford worthwhile just for the screen. :lol:
No it really doesn't:p I just sit in my alfa for a couple of minutes and hey presto I get the same result. Think it's called forward planning :lol: And it gives the engine chance to get a bit of warmth in it before I drive off so helping with long life. Double whammy as I see it :lol:
 

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Seriously Joss the current Ford windscreens are really good. Loads of frost on the Kuga on friday, within seconds it was clear without me having to find a scraper or de-icer.

I'm sure you're right that after 5 years it might well give up! As it's in the laminate, can it be replaced on it's own or deoas the whole screen have to be replaced?
 

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Seriously Joss the current Ford windscreens are really good. Loads of frost on the Kuga on friday, within seconds it was clear without me having to find a scraper or de-icer.

I'm sure you're right that after 5 years it might well give up! As it's in the laminate, can it be replaced on it's own or deoas the whole screen have to be replaced?
I'm only winding them up mate. I'd buy a ford as I know they are quite good. Probably try and get a focus RS or something like that as the chassis is very good and as for 5 year product life. They out last that fine and usually do many more years besides. But that is the target non the less. BMW and mercedes used to be 15 years:eek:
 

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mrs al's is 7.5 yrs old and still going fine :cool:
Pehaps I should have used the term at least before the timing :rolleyes: It's all to do with market change. They want you to buy a new one :)
 
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Our Mundano had one and it is truly a brilliant invention. There are plenty out there that still work but I don't think windscreen fitters like them much.
 

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In my ford focus company car it worked but only on one side, Can you guess which side as it certainly wasn't the drivers side :lol:

But even without using the element, I found the blower would clear the screen in seconds :confused:

My mate found a website that sold them for racing and they were listed for my GTV, got to find that link ;)
 
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My focus had it. As everyone else who's ever had the pleasure on a frosty morn will know they are superb
 
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Hell my dads 1987 Granda 2.9i Ghia had it. and I think it's been going longer then that!
They were fantastically well equipped cars for the time. I think they might have been the first to have them though. I had a '91 Sierra that had one that didn't work (and it's the Only Sierra I've seen with one and I've seen a few) but they became commonplace in the MIV Escort and MK1 Mondeo I think.
 

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They are superb! Had one on my '93 Orion Ghia Si. Lasted for 8 years & was doing so when I traded it. The washer jets were also heated.

My Brera has the has the winter pack so heated wiper area & washer jets. It's lame compared to the Ford system though.

We covered the GT screen last night - took it off & was good. Then I drove 100 yards in -5.5 degrees & it froze solid:eek: Old Alfa heaters are shite:(
 
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