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I have the SE and because of this I am sure I have heated water nozzles for the front screen, I guess by the amount of wires under the bonnet I am sure that they are indeed fitted.

Like many people this morning I had a frozen car, since this is the first time I have had this since getting the car I thought great time to try out these heated sprays.

Is there a limit to them as I was dissapointed when they didn't work, I may as well have had an Escort for all the use they were.

Do they work in light frost, ice or never.
 

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they're not great - mine were frozen this morning.
the area on bonnet around them was defrosted though!!

i never once had my A3 one fail me
 

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Thanks Sprout, I was expecting a reply from you.

judging by your last few replies to various posts you do not seem to have a good word to say about the 1 series.

Since buying mine I have found that it is has a smaller boot than I imagined but I dread to think what i would need to carry a full size cricket bag around.

On the whole because of how new this car is it is far it is by far and away the best thing I have ever driven, you seem to prefer the Audi.
 

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Sadly the 1 series has a tiny boot, but then again so does my three and my five had a tiny boot, my Civ on the other hand can fit two doors for an E39 with rom to spare.... don't ask how I know ;-) However yes the 1 sereis in my opinion was a bit rushed to be truly perfect, but thats the same with all manufacturers.......

My 5 and 3's washer were heated and took ages to work, however I too concentrated my screenwash and it works better, but you do realise heated nozzles does not mean free flowing screenwash, the idea is they clear snow/ice blocking the very end, it won't help if you've put a dilute solution in and they've frozen 6 inches down your pipe. I got round this by putting some extra tubing on my connector (to the left of the bonnet strut on my 5, and running this near warm areas (IIRC I ran mine under the bonnet insulation to over my engine)).

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Thanks for that I think I will look at that later in the year, I havn't done anything with the screenwash as far as diliution is concerned I have just picked the car up a couple of weeks ago and things like screenwash etc were all full, might pop some undiluted in tonight and see how it goes.
 

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Thanks Sprout, I was expecting a reply from you.

judging by your last few replies to various posts you do not seem to have a good word to say about the 1 series.

Since buying mine I have found that it is has a smaller boot than I imagined but I dread to think what i would need to carry a full size cricket bag around.

On the whole because of how new this car is it is far it is by far and away the best thing I have ever driven, you seem to prefer the Audi.
i've had some annoying probs - the guy's on here no them well. EGR is my worst nightmare!! - I had my 2003 A3 (8L type for 60k) no major concerns. The 1er is ok but not as good as it could be. Mines a 2005 one so probs has a lot of the teething troubles but being ex BMW fleet has loads of extras already.

Handling is good, performance is good. MPG is s**t. I don't like runflats.
i'll see how I get on with it. I need oil service at the minute. Sourced my own parts so hopefully total with labour should be less than £100.
 

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Compared to the Mercedes heated washer jets the BMW ones are poor, from feeling a Merc washer pipe the other day it felt like the whole pipe was heated :thumbsup
 

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The other thing with BMW washer tanks is placement, at the side in some of the coldest places, unlike Merc, Honda and a few other companies who place them at the rear where they stay warmer..... :)

The Merc may also have a similar thing to my home made set up where IIRC some did run the tubes around radiator pipes to warm the fluid.... :)

Tom
 
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