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Re: Fogging Windows
Gary, You mentioned you were driving in snow, sometimes what happens in
my 5K is that snow somehow enters into the air intake under the cowel
underneath the hood, and when the car reaches a certain temp. it creates
a very moist air which is blown into the car via the heater blower, and
warm moist air on very cold windows does what? your right fogs up and
fogs quickly. I also noticed it only did it when driving, more snow must
enter the intake when it's stirred up while driving. The fog in my car
only lasts for so long until my heater gets warm enough to defrost it. I
must also agree with other members when they say "check your heater core"
if it does it all the time, take a paper towel and wipe the inside of
your windows, a greenish-brown film means problems.
Hope I could help.
On Wed, 29 Nov 1995, Gary Harris wrote:
> Yeah, it's me, the newbie again. Don't worry, I won't drool over the looks
> of MB's or BMW's this time (but, maybe the A4! ;`))). This is strictly an
> Audi related problem.
> This morning, while driving to work, the windows (yes, ALL of the windows)
in my '88 5KS suddenly fogged up! It seemed to take less than a minute. I
> had the climate control set to *auto* at 68 degrees and I was driving at
> about 50mph in snowy conditions. There is no apparent "recirculate" feature
> in this system, so I don't think it could have been that (or is that somehow
> done automatically?). I had to open the windows (outside temp: 29 deg)
> while hunching over to see thru the only clear spot on the windshield ( 2
> inches high just above the defroster vent). Even after the fog was gone, if
> I didn't keep a window slightly open or the fog would return.
> What's going on here? Is this my initiation to the Audi religion? Am I
> going to have to start making monetary sacrifices to the Audi Gods?
> Gary - NYC
> 88 5KS
> 93 K1100RS