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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.
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).
<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.
||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] 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.
||Umm... Buy a real car and you will get heated seats and cooled seats.