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Post by willholderogri » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:51 pm

Mine was an ex generator motor running on lpg I have no running or heating issues in the car . It came with a large metal fan which I don't use in the car . The rear take off for the heater I had to fit myself it had a blanking plug fitted. I use the auto choke pipes to supply my vaporizer


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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:18 pm

Glad there's not much contention over this water-flow issue :shock:
gtcse8 wrote:
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originally designed as a Diesel engine
No wonder it's heavy!


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Post by philhoward » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:41 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:01 pm
But they do when they block off the flow to the back of the engine.
That’s component failure, not by design.
gtcse8 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:01 pm
So why not slow the flow to the front, that`s the obvious ( To me anyway) route
It does - by having smaller holes there and speeding up flow to the back with larger holes.


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 am

Should the hot input to the heater matrix go into bottom and colder be sucked out of top and into back of pump (as previously mentioned)?

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Post by Terry Rickard » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:13 pm

Yes. In the bottom out the top for more efficient heater and easier bleeding (push the air up hill).



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Post by Chix » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:19 pm

TWO STATS ENTER, ONE STAT LEAVES!
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As you can see, this one works!!
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In its happy place, with bleed holes drilled...
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...aaaaaannnnddddd after a thorough bleed of the system and an hours drive (not a gentle one either) we are sitting stable at around 90!!
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RESULT!!!

Thanks everyone.

I know my issue may have always originated from a duff stat, BUT, I'm convinced that sorting out the coolant system route (at least replacing the REALLY old hoses) has definitely been beneficial.

Peace out!

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Post by adamwilkes » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:25 pm

Great news - well done :D


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Post by philhoward » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 pm

Result!


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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:28 pm

Glad you eventually sorted it :D


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Post by Chix » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:55 am

philhoward wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 pm
Result!
scimjim wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Glad you eventually sorted it :D
adamwilkes wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Great news - well done :D
philhoward wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 pm
Result!
With your help, thank you! (And Jeff, who sent me the union!)

Cheers.

I'm sure I'll be back soon with my next question!



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