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Old 11-21-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
chubbery
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disco heater

Hi
Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
Alan


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Old 11-21-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

chubbery came up with the following;:
> Hi
> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
> the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
> Alan


Once the engine's warm mine's fine ...

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Old 11-21-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

On or around Mon, 21 Nov 2005 19:48:42 -0000, "chubbery" <bubs@none>
enlightened us thusly:

>Hi
> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
>the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
> Alan
>


If it's a TDi, then slow warm-up is normal, but if the engine doesn't get to
normal running temp, then try swapping the thermostat.

Also, check the coolant is plenty full enough - the heater sits above the
coolant level...

If it's really feeble, try swapping the heater hoses over at the matrix end,
so the water flows through it the other way...
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Old 11-21-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 19:48:42 -0000, chubbery wrote:

> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how
> poor the heater in my disco is.


Disco I, II, or III? (I do wish people would more specific...)

My DII, with climate control, is generally fine once the engine and
water have got up to temp, which takes something over 5 minutes. You
can roast your nuts off by whacking it up to "HI"...

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Old 11-21-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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"chubbery" <bubs@none> wrote in message
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> Hi
> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
> the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
> Alan
>

Forgot to mention Its a discovery one 3.9 litre lpg.The radiator temperature
at the top hose is at 86deg after about two to three miles drive.As the
water supply for the vaporiser is tee`d off of the heater hoses (parallel
circuit) I wonder if its taking away the flow through the matrix.Would it be
better to take the vaporiser supply off after the heater (series
circuit).Has anyone tried this and with what result.

Thanks Alan


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Old 11-21-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

Must admit, mine takes a short time warming up but once there, hmmmm nice
and toasty. Disco 1 300TDi '94


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Old 11-22-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 19:48:42 -0000, "chubbery" <bubs@none> scribbled
the following nonsense:

>Hi
> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
>the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
> Alan
>


About 3 minutes and my 200TDi is blowing lovely warm air
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

On or around Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:24:00 -0000, "chubbery" <bubs@none>
enlightened us thusly:

>
>"chubbery" <bubs@none> wrote in message
>news:rPWdnSXlvsseuR_eRVnyvw@pipex.net...
>> Hi
>> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
>> the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
>> Alan
>>

>Forgot to mention Its a discovery one 3.9 litre lpg.The radiator temperature
>at the top hose is at 86deg after about two to three miles drive.As the
>water supply for the vaporiser is tee`d off of the heater hoses (parallel
>circuit) I wonder if its taking away the flow through the matrix.Would it be
>better to take the vaporiser supply off after the heater (series
>circuit).Has anyone tried this and with what result.


You can do that on a disco I, since the heater is continuous flow and
doesn't turn the water off. I had mine done like that.

Still worth swapping them heater hoses though. I've had it work several
times on several vehicles... and has the advantage of being a free fix if it
does.
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"For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then
something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination -
we learned to talk." Pink Floyd (1994)
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Old 11-23-2005, 14:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: disco heater

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 19:48:42 -0000, "chubbery" <bubs@none> wrote:

>Hi
> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how poor
>the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the same?
> Alan
>



Had a similar problem on my 3.9. The heater was ok then over a period
of about three weeks the temperature gauge would not move into the
first quarter. Turned out the thermostat was opening at just over 60
degrees ???.

Fitted a new one and now all toasty.

Lofty

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Old 11-23-2005, 15:01   #10 (permalink)
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"chubbery" <bubs@none> wrote in message
news:WZidnT66MLWb1B_eRVnyrg@pipex.net...
>
> "chubbery" <bubs@none> wrote in message
> news:rPWdnSXlvsseuR_eRVnyvw@pipex.net...
>> Hi
>> Now that the cold weather has arrived I have just rediscovered how
>> poor the heater in my disco is.Is this just mine or are all others the
>> same?
>> Alan
>>

> Forgot to mention Its a discovery one 3.9 litre lpg.The radiator
> temperature at the top hose is at 86deg after about two to three miles
> drive.As the water supply for the vaporiser is tee`d off of the heater
> hoses (parallel circuit) I wonder if its taking away the flow through the
> matrix.Would it be better to take the vaporiser supply off after the
> heater (series circuit).Has anyone tried this and with what result.
>
> Thanks Alan
>

Many thanks for the replies
I have swapped the pipes round on the heater as suggested its made the
whole thing bearable at last.

Alan


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