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Hot & Cold seats

Use heat from the cars engine to heat the car seats.
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I dont know if this is baked. I got the idea from the hot fluids post - its kind of a continuation. We could probably heat a lot more water than just the windshield wiper fluid if we tap all the engine heat. Why not pipe some of that under the seats? Comfort & a water cooled engine at once.

This could be taken further into a cooling mode function where you use the cars speed to evaporate water and produce chilled water (kind of like an HVAC cooling tower).

energy guy, Jul 08 2004

Hot Fluids! http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Hot_20Fluids
<shameless plug> woowoo! </shameless plug> [jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004]

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       By the time the engine's warm, the seat's probably already warmed up.
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2004
  

       And if you own a V12 supercar... "Holy crap, what my momma gave me just melted and stained my Lamborghini Murcielago! Oh, damn, that thing is really freakin' hot!" Here. I cooked these fishbones for you on a Ferrari F50's headrest.
croissantz, Aug 28 2004
  

       [croissantz] I'm assuming you can temper the heat, and not necessarily run the water the same temperature as the engine. Most boiler's run at well - boiling point. That doesn't mean that the room they are heating up needs to run at the same temperature.
energy guy, Aug 30 2004
  

       Umm... Buy a real car and you will get heated seats and cooled seats.
dave950, Sep 01 2004
  
      
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