Sunday, May 18, 2008
The Heater Valve
Now that the sun has finally come out the weather is noticeably warmer, I have realised that I cant turn the heater off. My chap at garage explained how it works. There is a simple lever on the heater panel on the dashboard which is operates a cable which runs through the bulkhead to a valve on a water pipe on top of the engine. 3 things seem to happen... the lever breaks ( if it has seized don't force it ), the cable seizes ( remove and lubricate or replace it ) or the valve seizes up. In my case, the valve had seized up and good soak in some WD40 seems to be bringing it back to life. I expect the cable is a bit gummed up as well. I haven't got as far as trying to remove yet, but I've got a feeling that it should be quite easy, especially if you ever had a meccano set as a child.