[MR2] mk1 underheating
bob-schultz at comcast.net
Thu Nov 29 22:52:46 EST 2007
Steve can back me up on this... it gets really cold in Michigan
The only Mk1 Mr2 that didn't make great heat had a plugged heater core.
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of
mr2 at bagdon.com
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:53 PM
To: scottl at cape.com
Cc: ron ewing; mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: Re: [MR2] mk1 underheating
I agree with your logic, yet find that hard to believe. IIRC, the heater
hoses are in the "inside loop", inside of the thermostat. If you have a
cold car, and a closed thermostat, and the engine is heated-up and at
operating temps, that's scary-cold ambient weather!
On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 scottl at cape.com wrote:
> In my expeirence no Mk1 has great heat what's the temperature goes below
> freezing. With the heater pipes on the outside of the car there's lots of
> area to lose heat before it gets to the heater core. In the next week or
> two I'm going to try and insulate the heater pipes. Fingers crossed I
> might actually be able to get some real heat out of it after that.
> > HI guys. My 88 has never run very warm - usually 1/4 or less on
> > temp guage. Not exactly blazing heat from the heater either. I'm
> > guessing
> > it should read about halfway up - so a thermostat stuck open maybe?
> > Also, still have my 85 FS: 120K, runs great, white/blk, aero
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