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It's the remnants of that ruddy Hurricane Bertha that is causing the weather problems. Why can't the Yanks keep their problems to themselves, instead of sharing them around?

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Be grateful James :) The very fact the Americas do share their weather with us is a great big bonus. If they kept it to themselves we'd be a lot cooler than we are... OK, so sometimes it's a bit rubbish but we have to take the rough with the smooth.

We've had a good summer this year and I doubt it's completely over yet. Once the kids go back to school it'll be lovely again

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I heard that Bertha has disrupted the mid Atlantic jet stream which is now pulling northerly winds in from Iceland and the artic earlier than usual, hence the cold snap. We probably will get a decent spell of weather yet.

The problem with my heater is the passenger side is working perfectly, the drivers side distribution works fine but the temperature does not change. It's quite possibly a dash out job. According to aussie frogs I shall get to the motors with dash in situ but the flaps are probably stuck/seized which means getting into the heater box to free them off. It's a job I don't want to tackle and don't want to pay a garage to do. So rock/hard place I'm in then. New motors have a lengthened pin which helps but only if the flaps are moving.

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I finally have the bill for my MOT that caused me so much grief. How does £150 for labour sound for doing the radius arm bearing and two track rod ends sound? I think that sounds reasonable. With the ends, vat and mot fee, tyres and fitting and handbrake cable and tube added to what I paid for it and it is just over £1300 I have paid for it. For a good condition c5 hdi on an 07 plate I am happy. Only timing belt to do and heater flaps to fix and it's perfect. I'm unlikely to do the heater soon, due to my health, it will have to wait until I get a bit better.

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A good price that davie, it's all sorted for winter now.

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bxzx16v wrote:A good price that davie, it's all sorted for winter now.

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I wish it was Mark. Drivers side temperature is stuck on lukewarm, so that needs fixed yet before its in winter mode.

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daviemck2006 wrote:
bxzx16v wrote:A good price that davie, it's all sorted for winter now.

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I wish it was Mark. Drivers side temperature is stuck on lukewarm, so that needs fixed yet before its in winter mode.
Davie, I'm afraid that's a dash out job. I'm thinking it'll be like the 407 where the flap axle breaks. The job is just long and tedious and you'll definitely need help to do it.

Team WFA managed to do a 407 heater in a day.

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Funny enough I was talking about this very job the other day whilst getting the air con topped up, apparently there's a chap in Leeds, I think, that has done it with the dash in situ, it's a bit rough and ready .....

Allegedly there's a video on tube of it, but I haven't looked......

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There's a thread on aussie frogs about them. Apparently the passengers side can be done in situ by removing the glove box, then the motor and butchering the heater box fixing the heater flaps and glueing the heater box back together. They recon you can get to the motors on the drivers side, just, gut can't get a good butcher of the heater box. It may be lucky and a simple bsi reset may cure it as it may be a purely electronic fault, or simply removing the motor may disturb the flaps and get them moving. I will have to try something soon, but I now have datesfor the procedures that I am getting, although not confirmed yet so it can wait until after then.

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Even after having the dash out it's still easiest to do surgery on the heater box. To get the heater box out and right apart is another order of magnitude of work and would mean draining the coolant and de-pressurising the AC.

I can't personally see how it could be done without removing the dash, even through the glove box aperture. It would be bloody tedious. A bit like decorating your hallway entirely through your letterbox... Plus we found it was necessary to remove the top of the heater box where the blower sits and that can't be done without taking the dash out.

It's another of those jobs where time spend removing the dash - it's not actually that hard once you know the tricks - pays dividends...

Team WFA will do the job on payment of £1500 per team member :wink:

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I think he's forgotten the decimal point, Oh and add a 0 to many........ silly old duffer :lol: :lol: :lol:
CitroJim wrote:
Team WFA will do the job on payment of £1.50 per team member :wink:
There's that better :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Trainman wrote:I think he's forgotten the decimal point, Oh and add a 0 to many........ silly old duffer :lol: :lol: :lol:
CitroJim wrote:
Team WFA will do the job on payment of £1.50 per team member :wink:
There's that better :lol: :lol: :lol:
Might be better for you but Team WFA have a large tea drinking habit to sustain :wink:

Hence the high prices charged... You'd never believe how much tea we get through doing heater flaps...

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CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote:I think he's forgotten the decimal point, Oh and add a 0 to many........ silly old duffer :lol: :lol: :lol:
CitroJim wrote:
Team WFA will do the job on payment of £1.50 per team member :wink:
There's that better :lol: :lol: :lol:
Might be better for you but Team WFA have a large tea drinking habit to sustain :wink:

Hence the high prices charged... You'd never believe how much tea we get through doing heater flaps...
True, I'd forgotten about that #-o

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I'm sure I could manage to buy a box or two of teabags and keep the kettle on the boil all day and night and that should qualify me for another move of the decimal point to £0.15 per member. That will be Scottish money, which after independence shall be highly sought after and be worth nearly £1500000 of your English money :twisted::D:lol:

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Don't forget, you will need to include de-caff tea for CitroJim. For the best results I recommend Twinings Earl Grey (de-caff) which can be purchased from Tesco. De-caff PG Tips is also acceptable.
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