Want Heater Hotter

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Jan 25 19:26:49 EST 2005

Renault 2CVs had a similar arrangement.  I had a Saab 99 that I installed
an actual spring-wound window shade with a cable into the cabin.  

At 02:44 PM 1/25/2005 -0800, Chuck Pierce wrote:
>On the old Volvo 544's they had what looked like a window blind mounted 
>in front of the radiator at the base with a string going into the car 
>under the dash. When the car was cold you could pull up the "blind" to 
>limit air through the radiator to warm up the car and it occupants and 
>as it warmed up you would drop it down. Being as I have always lived in 
>Calif. I thought it was a nice touch for the folks that insist in living 
>where there is actual four seasons.
>Snow is meant to be visited not lived in.
>Chuck Pierce
>91 200tq Avant
>Brice Warnick wrote:
>>       Another Audi owner told me tonight that when he bought his last
>>older Audi the owner offered him the sheet of cardboard he had used. He
>>refused it and says the car has never been really warm.
>>        Another thing I am going to check is the vacuum hose on the
>>heater valve.
>>         Have you ever checked your flap potentiometer feedback value
>>readin to see if it is opening properly? Per the Bentley my readings are
>>near perfect but I might try adjusting it further out. The Bentley
>>readings are based on the VIN no and I dont know how accurate they
>>really are.
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