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center-vent heating (via bi-level)
>Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 23:05:50 -0500
>From: Huw Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: 4KQ inconsistent rpm
>> 2. When I have the heat on, the center vents blow cold air while two
>> side vents blow warm air. Any reason for this?
>It's a feature, not a bug. Why I don't know, it's a big pain in the
>butt. All spring and fall I had to open and shut the center vents every
>day (want fresh while warm out, not while cold at night). So when I
>replaced my dashboard I customised it for warm air in the center. If I
>want fresh I'll open the windows or just turn the heat valve off. Anyway
>it's only hot here in New England for four or five minutes in July or
>August so who cares?
>PS I wrote up the process I used to change over the center vents, anyone
>wants I can email it. Warning: you will have to remove the dashboard.
>It is a one day project though.
I don't know about the 4kq systems, but the manual for my 100 and 200 says
the "bi-level" setting on the Climate Control panel will direct heated air
through the center vents as well as to the floor. It seems to affect things
in that sense, but even so, I've haven't yet gotten what I'd call a really
satisfying blast of warm air from the center vents even with "bi-level"
mode. Maybe "bi-level" is only intended to mix in a smidgeon of warm air
for those vents.