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Old 19-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Removing heater matrix

Getting the cage put in the car soon lads, and before it goes in im going to pull out the dash to lighten it and remove any unwanted wires etc. Im thinking about removing the heater matrix while im at it, I already have a small 12v fan that I can mount on the dash, Im wondering is it worth doing? Will it give cooling problems mainly, Ill probably use the heater matrix by pass hose like in the group buy if i do it. Keep in mind its a complete track car, probably will venture into some form of racing next year.

Any advice welcome, James
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Old 19-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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I removed mine.
Decent weight saving so worth it in that respect.
However, I have not raced in the wet or damp without it fitted........yet!
A fan, or ceramic heater wont do the job of clearing the screen, you will need something more substantial than that.
Heated screens are available from Ricky Evans Motorsport.

The by-pass hose fits very well, although you will need to restrict the flow (we use a jubilee clip) otherwise the coolant will just use that circuit rather than the radiator. I suffered with high water temps earlier this year prior to the jubilee clip, no problems since.

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Old 19-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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Cheers for the feedback Mike, I know the fan won't clear the whole screen, I
Know it will annoy me only having a small patch of glass to look out through! Anyone have any more feedback?
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Old 19-12-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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I have also removed the heater matrix, not driven the car yet without it, but I have purchased a heated screen as mike said I'm sure that will be up to the job and you can also fit the little blower as well as a back up. That's what I am going to do. I have a bypass hose in black for sale as I couldn't decide on a colour at the time of the group buy so I bought 2. You can have it for 20 posted if you like its never been used.
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You can get the Citroen sport heater for about 110 i think, you do need a heated screen really. I'm going to buy the heater too as I want to use it as much as possible & it's cold around here!

If you type it in on google there's a few threads on various forums about running without the heater, few methods of how to keep the screen from misting up too.

But I wouldn't bother, i think you'd have to go for a heated screen just to be on the safe side.
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Old 20-12-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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Get it out an put a heated screen in we run an g3 last year with no matrix but a small 12v fan on the dash was a pure bollox rubbing fairy liquid into the screen every service to stop it misting up safely to say a heated screen was at the top of his Christmas wishlist. Once you get onto a stage the last thing you need is 0 visibility
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:06 PM   #7
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T7 Design do some really nice in line heater kits. I'm going to use a 3.5Kw heater with screen vents only. Much lighter than the standard unit.
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Has anyone got anymore information on the bypass pipe is it just a simple job and then just put a cable tie round it to restrict the flow?.
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