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#1 Shaggy33

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:02 AM

Now I have my mini back after some wheel arch repair (gone from 12 to 10 inch) my attention turns to fitting the heater which was removed by po.
Can I just double check the simplest plumbing option is a follows....
Hose from tap on engine block into 1 heater matrix connection. Another hose from number 2 heater matrix t joined into hose that runs from bottom of rad into engine block....?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

Now I have my mini back after some wheel arch repair (gone from 12 to 10 inch) my attention turns to fitting the heater which was removed by po.
Can I just double check the simplest plumbing option is a follows....
Hose from tap on engine block into 1 heater matrix connection. Another hose from number 2 heater matrix t joined into hose that runs from bottom of rad into engine block....?

 

Pretty much!



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

Nice cheers

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:20 AM

Oh and I assume you can route the pipes to feed either demister vents in dash top or the little round vents on front of dash?

#5 minifreek1

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

The round vents on front of dash are for fresh air only and no heat comes through them.

 

The only pipes that come from the heater are for demister, which come out of the sides of the heater box and are around 1 1/2 diameter roughly, and the big intake pipe that comes from the wheel arche into the heater box.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:29 AM

Ah got it, thanks again

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

Buy the best quality on/off tap for the cylinder block that you can find - there have been a number of failures of after-market ones - mine was only on the car for 2k miles before it fell apart and that was from a normally reputable company. 



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:31 PM

Buy the best quality on/off tap for the cylinder block that you can find - there have been a number of failures of after-market ones - mine was only on the car for 2k miles before it fell apart and that was from a normally reputable company. 


Buy a DSN RETROSPORT heater valve blank, no more exploding valves




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