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+2 heater box removal

PostPost by: HCA » Sun May 17, 2020 10:59 am

Good morning

Revisiting my heater box this morning, I have removed the two water hoses from the front of the bulkhead, removed all the interior duct hoses and wiring, and the four bolts behind the vents that hold the heater to the body. The heater is now loose, but will not actually come out - it feels like something is holding it still from behind... I cannot see anything, and before I give it a good yank, should check that I have not missed anything :D

Can anyone who has removed their +2 heater recently confirm that I have everything undone and it just needs a bit of muscle, of have I missed something?

Thanks
Hal
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PostPost by: McBiter » Sun May 17, 2020 1:41 pm

From memory the hoses are kinked and prevent the heater from coming out. I'm pretty sure brute force and ignorance is the solution since it's impossible to get to the back of the heater to remove the pipes.

IN removing mine only the heater remained since I am completely rebuilding the car from a bare body/chassis.

Bon chance.
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun May 17, 2020 2:33 pm

Yep - it is a yank backwards and upwards! I was not doing the 'upwards' bit! :)

It is the motor catching on its aperture that is quite tight.
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