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« on: September 23, 2019, 07:05:20 AM »

With the weather cooling I found out that the Jeep heater didn't heat. Sad
 I knew the AC worked fine as we were having a heat wave at the time i bought it, but didn't think about checking for warmth.
It's a complicated  system and checking on line I found lots and lots of posts about an 'air blend flap actuator' failing resulting in no heat. So after removing some cowling and panels under the steering wheel, then hanging upside down with a torch in my teeth, to see behind the dash I realised the instructions were for LHD vehicles so I was looking in the wrong place. Roll Eyes
Refit cowling and panels, move to passenger side and remove glove box. Yay and do'h. The actuator is working fine. Yay, I don't have to spend money and time changing it, do'h, because it's not the cause. Huh
OK, go back to basics and forget internet experts. If the vehicle is getting up to temperature, albeit slowly as it's a modern diesel and air is going through the heater matrix then that matrix must be blocked internally.
Remove hoses and reverse flush, slowly at first, because I really do not want to remove the whole dash and steering column to replace a blown matrix and yep, gunk flows out.
Left the hose running for a while till the water was flowing clean. Refitted hoses and hey presto, we have heat. Grin
I will do a complete cooling system flush sometime later.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 08:20:08 AM »

Your bit of advice..perfect..👍 to the point asap..no good to me because I don't have a jeep 🤣
Hows the moving in going?
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 11:08:17 AM »

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Fine. Wood burning stove is in. A previous owner removed the chimney and inglenook fireplace.  Huh Electrics have been made safe. Oil tank replaced and repositioned. We have removed a huge leylandii (had to get planning permission) and the laurel hedge that was blocking our view out of the driveway. Estate railings made and installed. Damn that was hard work and I've still got to make the gate, but have a huge amount to do before I get to build the forge proper. Next month the front door, all windows and roofline wood are being replaced and a back door is going to be fitted. The last owner had it bricked up ! Huh
I have got to make a couple of wardrobes, panel a wall and make a new door for the main bedroom, change some internal doors, forge new handles for the bedroom doors and a cover for the well.
The wife wants this all done before Christmas so no rush.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 04:31:25 PM »

You shouldn't have shown her your capabilities 🤣😂🙊🙉🙈
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 07:01:01 PM »

You have to get planning permission to remove a hedge?
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 08:39:34 PM »

Not the hedge but a big Leylandii that was overhanging the house and four dead Elm trees. Anything that has a trunk over 75mm diameter @ 1.5 meters high, needs consent to be removed or even pruned.
 We wont tell them about ones that are away from the road. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 02:25:32 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 07:52:33 PM »

Good to see you're taking it easy...
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 08:04:12 PM »

Well I'm supposed to be, but doing nothing really does my head in.
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