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Hi All, My white 4x4 2lt takes around 5 miles to warm up in fact the temp gauge stays put until we have done themileage.from having the volvo xc70 the only thing i miss is thecomfyseating,not that the seating in my yeti is uncompfortable
the turning circle is brilliantin factive clipped the curb a few times tut tut
on thing to watch is if you drop off a step with the wheel youdon'tscratch the polish on the ali wheels.
next question "how does one get a scratch out of the ali wheel"
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Hi had 2 wheels with smallscratches from high stone drive edges, had them done by a firm £40 per wheel, looked like new again took about 2hours
 

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The long and the short of it is that the Yeti Diesel takes a long time to warm up. Solution:- Install one of those in-line electric heaters in the water pipes from the radiator. Keep garaged with a heater under it.
I found a solution to defrosting the windscreen. Put heater on screen at full blast. Set to Internal for the air and put a fan heater in the driver's footwell. Leave for 10 minutes. It works!
 

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Yeti diesel's do not take a long time to warm up!



I left home at -5 this morning and was gettinmg warm air out of the screen vents within 6 miles, and had hot air in Newtown, 12 miles from home. This was much better than I ever got with either of my diesel Freelanders. Yeti is not garaged, but in the road outside, and was driven off as soon as I'd taken the screen cover off.



Heater was set at 21, and distribution to max screen, with air con on.
 

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6 miles is a long way to be cold!!!!
They say there is a lot of hot air in Newtown?
I find that warm air is starting to come through after a couple of miles of driving but when trying to defrost the windscreen there is no heat from the engine. The car needs to be driven.
The fan heater idea works if I have forgotten to cover the screen.

Not seen -5 by the coast this year. not even had ice on the roads - just FLOODS
 

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happy new year to you all. the ice is only jack frost breath at the moment but i can see the thermos coming out when the bad stuff starts.I love my yeti its so nippy and has a brilliant tight turning circle.
be down in the cotswolds near kirkham over new year so if you see me in my white yeti flash and wave.
 

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My old focus 1.6 petrol took as far as the village to warm to normal temp,about 3klms.Yodo takes around twice as long,ie;5-6 on average.For a two ltr diesel I reckon that aint too bad.It does reach 0 here this time of year so not much different from the UK.Even in 20 deg it's not much quicker.
 

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My old Escort had a heated windscreen and heated washer jets. Great but Ford stuck the wash bottle under the wing as far away from the heat of the engine as possible. In winter, clear screen, unblocked washer jets, frozen wash bottle. Brilliant design.


Heated washer jets are an option on the latest incarnation of the Octavia as part of the Winter pack. Presumably they'll eventually make an appearance on the Yeti.



Keith
 
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