Happy new decade everyone! A mini post today to record me spending just half an hour in the garage during which I discovered that the heater control unit pipe was completely blocked with rusty crud. I found this when I was offering it up to where it is mounted on the engine and was asking myself how any coolant was supposed to flow through it when there was no hole. A quick prod with an old screwdriver proved that the crud could be dislodged fairly easy and this was also the case with the aperture into the engine water jacket.
I wondered to myself if this was possibly the reason the car overheated when I first fired it up shortly after buying it, and why the fan was set to be on the whole time. What a bodge by the previous owner, but satisfying to find this problem and be a step towards sorting it out.
And finally, this is me, my better half and my in laws at a New Year’s Eve party last night
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Happy new year 2 u. It’s often the smallest things that cause the biggest headaches. I popped all the lock cores out on mine just to make sure. Mine was like yours after sitting in a field for 12 years too. 😟
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