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So today, as anyone who saw my post about the wiring harness would know I've had a rough time with the car... However today I encountered something new, which made me laugh more than anything.

After I had put in my new spark plugs I was driving along and my friend reached over and turned on the windshield de fogger... All of a sudden the car fogged up more and then, I noticed steam issuing from the side dash vents....

I honestly just stopped and started laughing, opened the windows and let it run till it stopped steaming up then, carried on.

Anyone have this happen to them ? I'm just curious
 

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So today, as anyone who saw my post about the wiring harness would know I've had a rough time with the car... However today I encountered something new, which made me laugh more than anything.

After I had put in my new spark plugs I was driving along and my friend reached over and turned on the windshield de fogger... All of a sudden the car fogged up more and then, I noticed steam issuing from the side dash vents....

I honestly just stopped and started laughing, opened the windows and let it run till it stopped steaming up then, carried on.

Anyone have this happen to them ? I'm just curious
I had this exact same thing happen to me just once, in a car other than my SL and never really understood it. However, if I remember my 'O' level Physics rightly, a high level of humidity at a low temperature = water vapour and it can happen intantaneously. There are actualy 'steam tables' that show the exact humidy and temperature that water gets 'wrung' out of the atmosphere. In my case, for some reason I forget, I had just turned my heater to 'recirculating' and 'wham' the car steamed up like in 2 seconds flat to the point at which I couldn't see out. It's never happened since so not a heater problem in my case. Lets hope likewise for you too!

BTW if there are any eminent scientists out there, I apologise if I'm talking rubbish - it's about 40 years since my last Physics lesson and I wasn't very good at it then :eek:. Cheaper than a new heater though....

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Steve
 

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