Heat Exchanger Cables

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Heat Exchanger Cables

Postby NickV » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi all,
doing a few fettling jobs on the 182...[1974 Trekker RHD]

My heater has been half on or full on for years, finally got round to starting job.....!

Anyway, it seems the flaps inside were stuck half open and not returning- went mad last night with lubrication and lots of waggling, now they return nicely....

The cables themselves were connected with a kind of bodged up electrical connector type thing to the arms, was a bit knackered/crap looking!

MY question is, what should be on the end of the heater cables [engine end], if anything, or is it meant to be bare wire [for example is there anything crimped on etc.?] that feeds in to the connectors on the arms.

Just want to check to see if they are saveable, think they are fairly cheap so might be worth doing anyway...

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Re: Heat Exchanger Cables

Postby funkyfreakapotomus » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:23 am

There is a bit in this thread called "the heat exchange cable" which I am sure would be the same???

Its illustrated (but for a T2) and shows what the ends of the cables look like!

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/freemefromth ... eating.htm

Hope it helps!
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Re: Heat Exchanger Cables

Postby NickV » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:04 pm

Nice one, that is a perfect link, will read carefully and answers the question!! They do, and my cables were toast! :D

Have stripped everything out this afternoon, and awaiting a bundle kit of all the bits and bobs.
Cable is only £3.50- crazy that someone did a bodge to save that....

Next am going to think of a way to coat my original VW heat exchangers to make them last that bit longer, as they kick out heat nicely!

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Re: Heat Exchanger Cables

Postby GBHgpJON » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:04 pm

Leaky rocker covers will help...........altho, I think the main problem is they rust from the inside out, as in most exhausts.
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Re: Heat Exchanger Cables

Postby funkyfreakapotomus » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:34 pm

Glad it helped and good luck!! :-D
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