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car for sale,perfect for cyclists

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gary r, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    anyone want to buy my old c class mercedes?the heater doesnt work so you still get the cycle commuting feel when driving (freezing!!) gloves are a must,overshoes get in the way of the pedals!!!!any takers???;):biggrin:
     
  2. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Happy memories, I used to own a Ford Fairlane convertable. That to had no heater, the ice used to form on the underside of the convertible hood, and when the car eventually warmed, up myself and whoever else in the car used to get soaked by the thawing ice.
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    What model is it? Miles on the clock?
    Is it the matrix causing the fault?
    Have you checked all the fuses etc etc?

    They are great workhorses indeed.
    :laugh:
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    just get any portable heater that can run off 12V and run a cable in from the battery, have it resting on the passenger seat, or in the footwell or on the dash if it'll fit. t'll be piss easy, no point going to all the bother of wiring on ein.
     
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Is it diesel? Piccies and details, please.
     
  6. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    that wouldn't work.

    think about your car heater, and compare it to a domestic fan heater...car heaters are in the 2kilowatt ballpark

    given that P=VI then you're looking at 160 amps.

    that'd need a f++++++fat wire and in any case is beyond the ability of the alternator
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    i'm sur eyou can probably get less powerful ones.
     
  8. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    torch it. get the insurance. I'll do it for you.
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    That'll keep you warm once only, but if that's what you need go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    yes you can, they'd just about heat a glovebox.;)
     
  11. OP
    OP
    gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    1993 (L reg) C180 Esprit 115,000 miles,Petrol,silver.I can take some photos & send them if anyone is interested i would take £500 for it as the heater/fan is broken.Just mail me if you want more info,Located in Camberley surrey
     
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Is the fan really broken? i.e. not working. Or is it just blowing cold air? If the latter, then the valve to the heater matrix is probably stuck. Many cars have a guillotine type gate between the in cabin heating system and the engine's cooling system. Over the summer, as the heating isn't used, this can seize up. First cold day, try to open it, wire or control pops off, no heating. Might be a really easy fix.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    thanks for the advise,there is no fan at all.you do get some heat when going fast,But sitting in traffic its freezing!!! I have bought a replacement car now,It has been a good reliable car for the 2 years ive had it (never let me down)so i just want to get shot of it now.
     
  14. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    The man's not interested in trying to fix it - somebody make him a cheeky offer, quick!
     
  15. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Put a caravan heater in it. They run off 12V. Could then do it up to make it look like a motor home, and do one better on Jeremy Clarkson.