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#1 tag60



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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:18 PM

hi all
hope some one can help
heater in car gives out little or no heat
i think i read somewhere that there is a mod that can be done to the pipework from engine to increase the heat into the vehicle
hope some one can help
regards david

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:49 PM

There was for the old L series diesel, but not heard of one for the Td4. Most people say they are very good, especially with the Fuel Burning Heater as well. In the recent cold spell mine has been hot within 6 miles.
Are you sure your thermostat is working properly?
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 04:25 PM

I have the same problem with my TD4 but as yet not investigated the reason why it's not working.

The heated seats (Good LR mod) work well though...
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:24 AM

thanks for the reply

took thermostat out and tested in hot water found to be ok
i think i have 2 problems with cooling side
when i looked under bonnet with engine running
found that fans are running all the time (vehicle has no air con)
so i think that is the first part
mine is a x reg 2001 year has it got a Fuel Burning Heater ?
if so where can i find it and can i test it?
i believe there is a ecu to control the cooling side mounted on the radiator itself (right hand side) is there a way to test this

regards david

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:35 PM

Look under the N/s front from underneath you'll see the small bore exhaust
in front of wheel behind headlight area.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:34 AM

If you find you have a FBH then you can 'test' it if you're not sure its working but you will need a can of compressed air....why i hear you all ask!

1stly get your compressed air (must be an aerosol not from compressor) - i find computer air duster is excellent.
2 Locate the temperature switch behind the off side lower bumper grill. It looks like a small cylinder on a bracket.
3 Turn your engine on
4 Turn the air duster aerosol upside down - be careful now - and aim the aerosol at the sensor.
5 The aerosol will throw out its liquid contents, which evaporate, and freeze. This cools the sensor
6 The heater then thinks B me its cold and switches in after a few moments!

If you get really brave and decide to investigate the FBH further DO NOT disconect the wires to it whilst it is in operation - it is designed to run with its own cool down cycle and will continue to run after you switch off the engine for a short time.

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