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Old 11-06-2007, 09:24 AM
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Well Im pulling the water pump tonight. Got everything all loosened up for when my parts get here later today.

Drained the radiator and took the monovalve off. There's my no heat problem - the pick up screen was plugged with white powder. I dont think its citric acid, its something else. Sort of chalky and not dissolvable in water like the citric. Cleaned it all out and not thats back in.

So tonight out comes the water pump, new one goes in and on with my citrus flush I go....$350 later :-)

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:53 AM
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I feel your pain, I lost my water pump a few days after I flushed the cooling system. The citric acid must compromise the (aged) WP shaft seal. Checking the weep hole for a few days after the flush should be part of the CA flush directions.

Mine died on the highway, luckily I noticed the heat creeping up before I lost the engine... at least you didn't have to pay for a tow.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:59 PM
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water pump in and working...still minimal heat from the vents.

chalky stuff is caked everywhere. what is this stuff? I started a new thread asking that question to see if anyone knows. it cant be good.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:06 AM
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I know on older 123's you have to burp the radiator. Have you done that?
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:11 PM
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Update:

Unclogged mono valve and flushed until the cows came home yesterday in the New England cold. I think I have 99% of the white chalk out.

Still no heat. Maybe I missed something?

How can I best flush the heater core or determine coolant is running through it? Is there a good way? Is there a diagram of the heater core somewhere?

wimutt - I have burped the radiator.

I need some ideas before I go back into battle tonight.

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So what happened with this one?

What was the fix?
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blocked/clogged heatercore?
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:20 PM
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Update:

Unclogged mono valve and flushed until the cows came home yesterday in the New England cold. I think I have 99% of the white chalk out.

Still no heat. Maybe I missed something?

How can I best flush the heater core or determine coolant is running through it? Is there a good way? Is there a diagram of the heater core somewhere?

wimutt - I have burped the radiator.

I need some ideas before I go back into battle tonight.

dd
Find the 2 hoses for the heater core that goes thru the firewall and undo the hose clamps. Stick a garden hose in one hose, water should come out the other. If nothing comes out, stick the garden hose in the other hose and go back and forth till it flows. Also try compressed air if water pressure is not enough. To bleed the air out, if nothing else works, make a plug for the expansion tank and pull a vacuum.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:56 AM
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blocked/clogged heatercore?
bing bing bing, we have a winner.

I swapped out the heater core when I pulled my dash for A/C evaporator.

The heat in the car can burn my face off now. I love it.

Beware the citrus flush!

dd
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:49 AM
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Why did you do the citric acid flush? Was your car over heating?
Good you have heat again. This all started with a broken nipple on the radiator? I cracked mine 3 years ago by leaning on it. Didn't break off, just cracked and leaked. I cleaned and dried off the area and put shoe goo on it. That was 3 years ago. It still seeps a tiny tiny amount. I meant to cut the nipple off and thread a brass barb fitting in there but haven't gotten around to it. I flushed the green coolant out of mine a few weeks ago and decided not to do a citric acid flush (even though I bought some) because my 300D does not overheat on the hottest days and reading about all the horror stories related to citric acid flush. If it aint broke, don't fix it!
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