Transitmania 12 @Santa Pod 15th to 17th May 2020


Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

An area for members to hang out and chat, discuss anything transit related!

Moderator: Luke

Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Mike » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:43 am

Has anyone tried the Heat Shot windscreen washer heater? It heats a small amount of washer liquid in 30seconds, so helps clear ice in the winter and seems to do a better job of clearing grease and bugs in warmer weather.

It took about 40mins to fit http://www.heatshot.com/uk/
Mike
Wind up merchant!
 
Posts: 17813
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:08 pm
Location: HP17 0UT

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby MinorMatt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:53 pm

Looks interesting.... but no

I would imagine a heated screen would be much better though?
95 M Ford Prototype/Mule DRW 100PS Highcube
96 N 120 Turbo'd DI SWB Low
96 P 150 TD (100PS EPIC) LWB Hi-Top

Lucas laser 2000 & IDS onwner

Gaffa tape is like the force - it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
User avatar
MinorMatt
Transit Extremist
Transit Extremist
 
Posts: 21226
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:53 pm
Location: Shropshire or Sussex

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby dumper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:31 pm

Years ago on one of my vans I got a long length of washer pipe and coiled it round my heater pipe to warm up the water cheep as chips not that price that’s a lot of money to spend on washers
MK 8 L4 H3 Motorsport campervan
dumper
Transit Fanatic
Transit Fanatic
 
Posts: 2392
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:56 pm
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Mike » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:13 pm

I did that on my MK6, probably the best ‘free’ mod ever.
Mike
Wind up merchant!
 
Posts: 17813
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:08 pm
Location: HP17 0UT

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Altransit » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:58 pm

MinorMatt wrote:Looks interesting.... but no

I would imagine a heated screen would be much better though?

Heated screens are useless when the water in the pipes is already frozen :P

Strangely, Ford fit heated washer jets to some vehicles, and then fit the water bottle in the inner wing where it goes solid. I fitted a heated transfer coil (bit of coiled copper pipe around the heater hose) on the Mk6, but the jets still used to freeze, and I never got around to fitting heated jets :P :lol:
1997 Mk5 SWB 115 Minibus 70ps Di (Gone, but not forgotten!)
2004 Mk6 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.0 TDDi - Vantunered (Also gone)
2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
User avatar
Altransit
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 33226
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:23 am
Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Altransit » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 pm

Mike wrote:Has anyone tried the Heat Shot windscreen washer heater? It heats a small amount of washer liquid in 30seconds, so helps clear ice in the winter and seems to do a better job of clearing grease and bugs in warmer weather.

It took about 40mins to fit http://www.heatshot.com/uk/

These are great, I first saw them a couple of years back, at the NEC, but I still can't get my head around the price they charge for what is, a small heat exchanger :roll:
1997 Mk5 SWB 115 Minibus 70ps Di (Gone, but not forgotten!)
2004 Mk6 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.0 TDDi - Vantunered (Also gone)
2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
User avatar
Altransit
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 33226
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:23 am
Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Punto443 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm

I fitted focus heated jets to the mk7, they made a big difference, as it’s usually the jets that freeze.

I did look at the heat shot doodah and probably would have fitted it if I’d have kept the mk7, it looked good.

From around £75 upward, and a legitimate business expense as well Al :wink:
Your bullets cannot harm me, my wings are like a shield of steel

2018 Renault trafic
my old mk7
my old mk6
my xr3i
2019 Jeep Compass
2003 jimny
1988 xr2 (pretty beaten up the now :lol:)
User avatar
Punto443
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 14907
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:53 pm
Location: Deep fried pizza country

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Altransit » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:44 pm

Punto443 wrote: From around £75 upward, and a legitimate business expense as well Al :wink:

Where did you find them for £75 :?:

They were around £250, and they were doing a 'show special' for £200 :shock: :mrgreen:
1997 Mk5 SWB 115 Minibus 70ps Di (Gone, but not forgotten!)
2004 Mk6 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.0 TDDi - Vantunered (Also gone)
2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
User avatar
Altransit
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 33226
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:23 am
Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Mike » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Altransit wrote:
Where did you find them for £75 :?:

They were around £250, and they were doing a 'show special' for £200 :shock: :mrgreen:

Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEATSHOT-HEA ... SwcRNZqBK5
Mike
Wind up merchant!
 
Posts: 17813
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:08 pm
Location: HP17 0UT

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Altransit » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:49 pm

Cheers Mike, that's a much better price. I'll get one on order :mrgreen:
1997 Mk5 SWB 115 Minibus 70ps Di (Gone, but not forgotten!)
2004 Mk6 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.0 TDDi - Vantunered (Also gone)
2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
User avatar
Altransit
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 33226
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:23 am
Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby Chuggy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:43 pm

I saw an expedition truck for Siberia that had some sort of nichrome wire coiled round the washer bottle and washer pipes up to the jets.
1991(J) twin wheel tipper 2.5di
1994(L) twin wheel tipper 2.5di
Chuggy
Transit Devotee
Transit Devotee
 
Posts: 854
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:27 pm
Location: Tring, Hertfordshire

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby ME » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:08 am

When I started my mechanic apprenticeship in 1981 the garage I was at had a petrol fourcort as well, in the shop they sold a kit that was a small saddle like tank that was secured to the top hose then joined between the washer bottle and jets. Loads of people had them fitted, they were pretty useless, rather like this thing Mikes fitted :lol:

Look at along the lines of


A cup full of warm water hits a frozen windscreen and ........ freezes on contact. By which time you have no rubber on your wiper blades because they were stuck to the windscreen by the frost.. or you blow the fuse for the motor. If it's fitted to a mark 7 you will blow the fuse when you try to replenish the water to the unit if its cold :lol: fuse roulette :lol:


If someone could come up with a proper working solution to the frosted windscreen/ frozen jets/ frozen washer bottle etc and be able to keep a windscreen clean no matter what the weather. They would a rich person
MAN Tge Standard. 140. Fwd. Meatalic Grey.
ME
Transit Fanatic
Transit Fanatic
 
Posts: 3429
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:13 pm
Location: Kent

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby bambi mk 1 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 am

ME wrote:When I started my mechanic apprenticeship in 1981 the garage I was at had a petrol fourcort as well, in the shop they sold a kit that was a small saddle like tank that was secured to the top hose then joined between the washer bottle and jets. Loads of people had them fitted, they were pretty useless, rather like this thing Mikes fitted :lol:

Look at along the lines of


A cup full of warm water hits a frozen windscreen and ........ freezes on contact. By which time you have no rubber on your wiper blades because they were stuck to the windscreen by the frost.. or you blow the fuse for the motor. If it's fitted to a mark 7 you will blow the fuse when you try to replenish the water to the unit if its cold :lol: fuse roulette :lol:


If someone could come up with a proper working solution to the frosted windscreen/ frozen jets/ frozen washer bottle etc and be able to keep a windscreen clean no matter what the weather. They would a rich person

You could always opt for a splitte VW with an opening screen :lol:
On the sixth day God created a Sprinter on the seventh he gave it away and bought a TRANSIT
User avatar
bambi mk 1
Transit Extremist
Transit Extremist
 
Posts: 7653
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Location: 24 Years living next door to Alice

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby bigjohnthomas » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:24 am

In the future transits will be autonomous and have no windows
Any view the passengers see will be augmented reality
User avatar
bigjohnthomas
Transit Extremist
Transit Extremist
 
Posts: 26389
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:50 pm
Location: Uranus

Re: Heat Shot-windscreen washer heater.

Postby ake » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:15 pm

I looked at these a few times, never got round to it though!
2017 Ford Fiesta SportVan 1.5 TDCi 95ps

2 x 18 Custom 270 Trend
2 x 67 Custom 270 Trend
3 x 66 Custom 270 Trend
1 x 65 Custom 290 Limited
7 x 12 Transit 260 Trend


Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse?
ake
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 41779
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:19 pm
Location: The fair city o' Perth

Next

Return to Transit Talk



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

croncroncron