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Category: Maintenance
Posted by: Derek
Well, was heading home yesterday and driving in hard rain. First time driving like this in the D. Good thing I didnt have far to go, as my visibility was 10% at best out of the windshield. Water on the windshield was being washed away by the wipers, but leaving a thin film behind, which glared horribly when oncoming lights hit it.

Today I picked up InvisibleGlass which cleans glass spotless by removing all the old gunk/grease. Hopefully this helps. I also put rain-x on the outside windows which looks like the water is just beading up and washing away. A good thing. Not sure how it will be in the rain with wipers though.

Other problem was the inside window fogging up. Bought a product called anti fog, but it left nasty streaks. Used some of the InvisibleGlass to get rid of the streaks, but not sure if it took the anti fog stuff away with it. Will have to see how it is in the same situation again. Also, I found out that the heater seemed to work better clearing up the window over the defrost.
Category: Maintenance
Posted by: Derek
Went shopping today, and after 3 auto stores, finally found one that sells an A/C fumigation type bottle/device. Spent 3 hours on my back under the passenger foot well with a tiny mirror and a garden hose cut and duct taped to the shopvac sucking out gunk from the evaporator. Lots of grass. No idea how it all gets down in there, but my car is not the only one I saw full of grass in the evaporator core. All clean, sprayed some lysol up in there to kill whatevers growing. Cleaned out the blower motor casing, bleached the blower fan. Cleaned around the motor. Cranked the A/C, closed the doors, and stuck the nozzle in the exterior air intake vent. Sprayed, and sprayed. After that, sprayed some febreeze stuff that kills mold also down there. Think I killed it 5x over. Car smells nice now.