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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS 09/02/11, 11:42 am

Ok feel stupid asking but... Can a car loose its heating power Embarassed

The air coming out my heater lately isnt as warm as i remember! Is this common for old cars or am a imagaining it? Would a nw heater matrix help? Dont even know what a heater matrix is but i've hear of them.

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Post  Gedis 09/02/11, 12:05 pm

there is a small radiator in the interior (i think that's the heater matrix), engine coolant runs through it, the blower blows air through the small radiator = you get hot air, so maybe it's clogged up, or you are imagining it Smile

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Post  dominator 09/02/11, 05:58 pm

did you bleed the system proper when you put the coolant back in?
could be an airlock

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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS 10/02/11, 11:20 am

dominator wrote:did you bleed the system proper when you put the coolant back in?
could be an airlock

gary

Erm, thought i did Neutral . I completly drained the coolant/water out replaced radiator, hoses, thermostate and than replaiced the coolant/water! Did i miss something?

So im taking it the matrix cant go bad and cause this?

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Post  gtpswift 10/02/11, 11:44 am

a good way to make sure there is no air in the system is to run the car after filling the radiators with the radiator cap of. let the car warm up and ensure the thermostat has opened, the header tank should then drain as the thermostat opens and alows water to flow further into the engine, then allow to run longer to ensure all air has bubbled through. do this with the heater on so water flows through the heater core.
are you sure the slide on the dash is connected to the water tap? or that the water tap allowing water into the heater core is working. No idea where it is in a swift as being Australian I never needed the heater!

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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS 10/02/11, 02:14 pm

gtpswift wrote:a good way to make sure there is no air in the system is to run the car after filling the radiators with the radiator cap of. let the car warm up and ensure the thermostat has opened, the header tank should then drain as the thermostat opens and alows water to flow further into the engine, then allow to run longer to ensure all air has bubbled through. do this with the heater on so water flows through the heater core.
are you sure the slide on the dash is connected to the water tap? or that the water tap allowing water into the heater core is working. No idea where it is in a swift as being Australian I never needed the heater!

Cheers,

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I didnt do that Sad

Will give is a go at some point but will just live with it for now.
No need for the heater is cool Very Happy I bet you also think that "rust" is a myth Laughing Laughing
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Post  gtpswift 10/02/11, 05:20 pm

best to attend the cooling system sooner rather than later, an air lock in the system will reduce its efficiency and can lead to overheating.
just stsrt car with radiator cap off and top up as necessary, should take 5 minutes or so after warm.
I know about rust. I have this!
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Post  hobo 10/02/11, 05:38 pm

is that a mexico
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Post  dominator 10/02/11, 06:00 pm

mexicos wernt all that mate, entry level sports escort i guess
it had a 1.6 `gt`kent pushrod engine, bout 80 hp and weighs about the same as a swift, crazy when you see how thick the metal is for the body pannels
the one you want is the rs1600, cosworth bda engine
very rare and very expencive

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Post  gtpswift 10/02/11, 06:06 pm

Not a mexico, wouldnt put one of those near my competitors, base model 1300GL
with this
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One of those
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These
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Some of these
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lots of this
Heater not so warm! Escort2001
and much much more
920Kg's without driver..the 200 block is a big bastard, all steel race car!
450HP T35 cosworth Yb
T5 gearbox
Hilux diff/axles/housing
200sx rear brakes
bilstein rear shocks koni adjustables front
310mm dia disks and AP's
on and on and on
oops better give the thread back
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Post  hobo 10/02/11, 07:11 pm

oh right i thought it was the mexicos only with that front end plus looks like a beast whats it used for ?
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Post  Stefan_s 10/02/11, 07:12 pm

That escort is cool as!!
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Post  Miniswift 10/02/11, 09:56 pm

Hi JP,

I thought you are putting Cosworth in Justy and G13B in mk1 Escort!
Or was it wrong way around Laughing!

It looks nice.
Are you taking those toys back to Oz land?

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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS 11/02/11, 11:01 pm

So are you saying that your Escort will make my heater warm Neutral

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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS 11/02/11, 11:08 pm

Very nice by the way Cool
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