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Heater matrix

Post by Pete G » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:23 pm

Anyone know where to get a heater repaired?

Presumably radiator repairers would do it?

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Re: Heater matrix

Post by Keith Halstead » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:57 pm

Get a repro one from the Mk1 club - nobody will ever see it. :wink:

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Post by Pete G » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:50 am

Thanks Keith
£94, they do say they are made by the original supplier to Ford!
Looking at the manual it is a bit of a fiddly job to do!

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Post by Keith Halstead » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:56 pm

Pete G wrote:Thanks Keith
£94, they do say they are made by the original supplier to Ford!
Looking at the manual it is a bit of a fiddly job to do!
Yes they are a pig to fit so just bypass it at the pipes it's easier. :wink:

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Re: Heater matrix

Post by Rick » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:10 am

did mine a couple of years ago, you could do it over a weekend, best to take the front seats out and the centre consol, then there's plenty of room to get the heater box out, if the box looks a bit rusty spray WD40 around all the screws on the heater box as they can be a bugger to get out and the screw heads are quite soft easy to round them off, I resprayed the whole box before it went back in and used new self tappers, I have some spare heater boxes if you need any parts but no good matrix's I have old one's that could be reconditioned if you want to save time instead of waiting to get yours fixed and having the car in bits for a while.

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Re: Heater matrix

Post by Pete G » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:24 pm

Thanks Rick, I'm not sure what my heater box looks like as it is out of sight, but I think I will get a new matrix as it sounds like the job you only want to do once!

I also have to fit a new water temp gauge (dual type) as mine reads 95 when stone cold and off scale when hot, so I might as well do both while it is drained down, when I can work up the inclination!

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Re: Heater matrix

Post by Keith Halstead » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:17 pm

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Looks a bit like this Pete. :wink:
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