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Post by Jc29cdo » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:00 pm

Afternoon all,

My SE6a is due back from the welders at the end of the week and my next job on the list is to get the heating working, I've read the Heater Removal thread however I've not actually removed/checked any of the heating elements less for the blowers in the foot wells which had come loose.

Before I go down the route of fixing it back to original spec has anyone fitted a new heater? Either an uprated heater matrix or perhaps an electric heater (such as this - https://www.t7design.co.uk/products/hea ... eater.html ). If so can anyone recommend a suitable upgrade?



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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:12 pm

There aren't any blowers in the footwells of an SE6. Motors are behind both headlights.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:13 pm

Jc29cdo wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:00 pm
less for the blowers in the foot wells which had come loose.
The 6a (as standard) doesn't have any blowers in the footwells (unlike the 5a) - do you mean the blower behind the headlights?

Replacement matrices are available (both from the traders, or I believer Demisterman) or QRG do an "uprated" matrix I believe.


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Post by Jc29cdo » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:20 pm

do you mean the blower behind the headlights?
Roger, my mistake..... yes the blowers behind the headlights



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Post by peter freeman » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:48 pm

The heater radiator in the MBs was I believe uprated from those in the 6's - certainly our MB heater is very good whereas our 6A heater was very bad. Try getting a MB standard heater rad and you will find its more than up to the job.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:02 pm

Interestingly, the heater in the Yellow Peril (6a) was always roasting hot, until fairly recently, when the matrix started leaking a bit - enough to steam up the windscreen, so I've now bypassed it until I can do something about it.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:23 pm

I don’t think there’s much wrong with the matrix - putting the motors 6 feet away from it is the real problem :D


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