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#1 R32Egor

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 01:14 PM

Hi all,

 

Are there actually any advantages to removing the heater? - apart from space inside and removal of the heater on offvalve.

 

I have an SPI and do not use in winter (usually try and drive only on fine days) I have never used the heater because in a LHD SPI the heat comes straight out under the wheel arch left hand side and thats where I am sitting so always too hot, plus have maniflow exhaust LCB manifold with no exhaust wrap (at the moment) so it gets pretty hot in the cabin!!!!

 

 



#2 slidehammer

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 01:27 PM

I personally would leave the heater fitted. There have been times on a hot day stuck in traffic where I have had the heater on hot with windows open helping to keep the temperature gauge for climbing to the red. It can act as a kind of failsafe, but as the SPI has an additional electric fan on the radiator, you might not need this.



#3 nicklouse

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 03:49 PM

It provides extra volume for the cooling and it can be useful.

 

you will also need to check your local regs about the requirements of having a windscreen.

 

dont wrap your manifold. It will trash it.



#4 Midas Mk1

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 03:51 PM

Daft idea, at somepoint you’ll need it, either when warm in traffic or when you get caught in a cold spell.




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