[MR2] mk1 underheating
scottl at cape.com
Fri Nov 30 08:15:16 EST 2007
The pizza box is a fix for bad thermostat. If the thermostat is working
properly it doesn't matter if the radiator had three times more surface
area you should still have heat.
I've been through all the usual fixes with my car all ready. I have a
new oem thermostat, flushed the heater core, bleed the system for air
several times. My car heats up normally, the gauge runs just below
halfway and never moves up or down. When I drive around town the heat
works good, not great, just good. On the highway is where I really see
the difference. The heat output really drops. The only way I can think
that happens si the extra air flow over the heater pipes is sucking away
all my heat before it gets to the core.
Geno Salvati wrote:
> What about the Pizza box mod?
> It costs about $10 and comes with a free pie.
> Remove and eat the contents, then put the box in front of the radiator.
> ...always worked for me - and easier than insulating the water lines.
> Geno Salvati
> Network Engineer
> Fastroad Network Services
> geno at fastroad.com
> 314-503-5046 cell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of scottl at cape.com
> Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:17 AM
> To: ron ewing
> Cc: mr2 at mr2.com
> Subject: Re: [MR2] mk1 underheating
> 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 the
>> temp guage. Not exactly blazing heat from the heater either. I'm
>> it should read about halfway up - so a thermostat stuck open maybe?
>> Also, still have my 85 FS: 120K, runs great, white/blk, aero package,
>> spd, water pump t-belt 2 years/5K ago, new brake master, rear pads rebuilt
>> caliper, basketweave alloys, CD, a couple of surface rust spots, but a
>> body, original paint, looks good, located in Cols, OH. $1400. TIA, Ron.
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