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Heat in Compartment (Read 2924 times)
Jun 6th, 2010 at 4:01pm
Gracies1977   Ex Member

 
HELP I am cooking?  I am a new Vette owner and the heat in the compartment is killing me!  The heater is off and I took the fuse out for it even.  What can I do before I have heat stroke?
 
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Reply #1 - Jun 6th, 2010 at 5:59pm
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Gracies    Heat coming into the passenger compartment from the engine is a common problem. Is the heat coming from the firewall? Or is the heat coming up through the bottom of the floor? If your car still has the cat coverter hooked up check to make sure the heat shield has not rusted off. I have seen the shield come off and the heat from the cat can increase the heat level in the car. Otherwise they have an insullating material that can be put between the carpet and the firewall/ floor to help things stay cooler. Hope this helps.    Bob
 
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Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2010 at 4:07am

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Gracies
Like Bob said heat in the cockpits of our cars have always been a problem.  One thing I did which did help greatly was to put a cut off valve in the line going into my heater core.  Id doesnt matter which line you choose to cut off it will stop the water flow into the heater core.  I purchased mine at the Home Depot and the hose connectors for the valve at the local auto zone.  Even though you did remove the fuse that wont help.  I also when I had my carpet out I insulated the floor and transmission tunnel.  It made a lot of differance.  My A/C actually works pretty decent here in Texas with our 90's heat.
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Reply #3 - Jun 7th, 2010 at 11:57am

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Another thing to check is that the hood seal is in tact at the rear portion of the hood.This seals off hot air from being sucked down the cowl vent.............jack
 

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Reply #4 - Jun 7th, 2010 at 10:20pm

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you can also add a product called "water wetter" to the radiator that will drop the coolant temps about 10-15 degrees, every little bit helps.
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