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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 03:20 PM
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you should be able to bypass the heater by joining a length of hose from the small waterpump outlet to the heater hose connection on top of the plenum. (tie the original WP hose out of the way, safe)

thats what I did when my heater dumped hot coolant on my feet whilst out on a drive
I carry a 4 ft length of heater hose now in the trunk!
Thanks for the tip! I need some more specific directions though - you mean inside the bonnet, between the engine and firewall?
Or just connect the tubes from left and right side of the heater, inside the car?

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The 4 ft of heater hose would be used to bypass the heater (core).
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this is how I did it on my S4. Dont make it so short that it kinks (hence the 4 foot length, maybe 3 ft. would do it too)
(Photo is an S3, just for illustration purposes..a rhd conversion by the looks of things)
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Done. I removed entire heater. I didn't removed dash. First I removed valve from the left (driver) side, which helped with top screws. So proud of myself!

My unit already has small hole in the bottom - no need for drill However, as I have no AC, I wonder what that's for? Especially if it's just a hole, water would be dripping to the carpet.

I took the unit to the local garage, they said it's tight, not leaking. I think that maybe it was just clogged with oil and stuff - I had a serious leaking problems with engine, repaired last winter.

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As I am not sure if I will be able to connect everything right (heater, central console wires, etc.) I'd be obliged for any photos how it should look like I took a few pictures myself, but I'm afraid not enough
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