Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Heat is On (well, actually it's off...)

I appear to have lost about 90% of the heat in SoDak, just in time for winter finally showing up! The problem is most likely one of three things.
  • Water valve (allows coolant into the heater core)
  • Water valve vacuum switch (uses vacuum to open water valve)
  • Heater core (the water to air heat exchanger)

It is unlikely that the problem is the heater core as this problem came up rather suddenly. Fortunately, I have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off school and will spend it at The Foreign Service trying to get heat.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were you able to fix them? I got the same problem as of yours last month. I brought them at the mechanic. They told me it was the Volvo heater core that was the problem. They just asked for cash and did it right away. But, they didn’t explain how they did it. So, I got curious because of your write-up.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Mr. Winberg said...

Did the heater core fix the problem? The problem came up suddenly and was related to some other related problems that are headgasket related. Ususally bad heater cores will leak coolant into the car at the driver's feet :)

5:46 PM  

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