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Re: [Mgs] first drive of the year

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] first drive of the year
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:08:49 -0700
If you have the heater valve wide open, I can see it having a hard time
warming up in that weather. Try a piece of cardboard in front of the


Max Heim
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on 3/30/10 8:47 AM, Paul Root at wrote:

> I drove my 77 'B into work today. First drive of the year.
> It was about 47 degrees, top up as I'm old and frail (46 :-) ). The car ran
> fine, but the temperature gauge never climbed above the edge of the blue down
> by the C.
> I stopped at a convinence store 13 miles in and a mile away from the office. 3
> minutes in for my morning drink, and the engine didn't want to start. A couple
> minutes of cranking and it came to life. So I've got some diagnostic work to
> do.
> Last week, when I pulled the car out of storage, I removed the heater valve
> and put in my home made (plumbing ball valve) valve. I haven't gotten around
> to hooking up the controls, so it's wide open. Which could be a symptom of the
> temperature gauge.  I did top up the radiator fully.
> Good to be back in the car.
> Paul.
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