Seems to be just another variant - workaround for the design pitfall.
Once you get to live with these and keep thinking it's a 60's design, I do
but one gets very spoiled with all gatgedts in the modern cars.
My company gave me an Audi A6 with so many extra's I discover for weeks new
things - and how the car drives - very comfy, but my MGB GT "lives"! Where
the Audi is overdone...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Hans Duinhoven" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Telewest (PH)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Larry Colen"
<email@example.com>; "mglist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
> Sorry to disappoint me? Shucks Hans, you're the one with the problem,
> not me. ;^) I was trying to help.
> OK, now I see what your problem is. I noticed it, too. What it boils
> down to is that there's more travel in the control mechanism in than
> there is at the valve. So, here's my fix, er, not a fix, just a
> work-around. I adjust the cable in the summer to close the valve
> completely. In the winter I adjust it to open the valve completely and
> never try to close it completely. It takes only a few minutes and is
> accomplished by moving the housing in the clamp.
> Hans Duinhoven wrote:
> > Sorry to disappoint you - the new cable (plastic outer one) never worked
> > from new.
> > Like Paul said it slips out of its clamp on the valve when being forced
> > the closed position.
> > Cheers,
> > Hans
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Hans Duinhoven" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: "Telewest (PH)" <email@example.com>; "Larry Colen"
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "mglist" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 10:38 PM
> > Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
> > > Hi Hans,
> > >
> > > Sorry to hear abouut the damage to life and property in your
> > >
> > > About the cables: I believe the cables and mechanisms are suitable
> > > the task. The problem is that they are dried out and/or rusted. I
> > > a B on which the heater control knobs wouldn't turn. I corrected the
> > > probs by cleaning and oiling the cables and mechanisms. It was a PITA
> > > to take it all apart but it was worth it. It beats hanging out in
> > > (biiig grin)
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > CR
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