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Old 01-21-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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The hair! Worse than a kids sink trap.

I took out the large heater core/coil to the left of the driver while removing panels to sand and paint. I also got easier access to the wires running to the stop arm from behind that panel too.
Now the sick part. Once that heater core was out, I had to clean it. I was hoping most of the lint, hair etc. was on the surface. I bought a bottle of the a.c. coil cleaner from HomeDepot and followed the instructions. I may need a few more bottles. I am tempted to take all of the units out and just let a radiator place boil them.
I am guessing the drivers lost most of their hair while dealing with students and traffic. It all ended up in between the fins of that heater!
No diamonds or gold coins found yet but still digging into it.
While looking past the fan into the heater box, I can see into the channel that runs along the interior to the middle fan. It has a flex duct inside of it that is torn. Looks like more fun instore and things to take apart. Maybe I will find something of value yet (like my sanity).
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:52 AM   #2
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I took out the large heater core/coil to the left of the driver while removing panels to sand and paint. I also got easier access to the wires running to the stop arm from behind that panel too.
Now the sick part. Once that heater core was out, I had to clean it. I was hoping most of the lint, hair etc. was on the surface. I bought a bottle of the a.c. coil cleaner from HomeDepot and followed the instructions. I may need a few more bottles. I am tempted to take all of the units out and just let a radiator place boil them.
I am guessing the drivers lost most of their hair while dealing with students and traffic. It all ended up in between the fins of that heater!
No diamonds or gold coins found yet but still digging into it.
While looking past the fan into the heater box, I can see into the channel that runs along the interior to the middle fan. It has a flex duct inside of it that is torn. Looks like more fun instore and things to take apart. Maybe I will find something of value yet (like my sanity).
I think it must be a bus thing. Mine are all so crudded up that they dont work properly.
I found this little thumbnail drive while cleaning out the interior of my bus

http://youtu.be/ovK0A30xM8A
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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I found 1/2 a pound of glitter, from the glitter fairies...worst part? It was 100* and I was sweaty...I was sparkly blue for a few days
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #4
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I found 1/2 a pound of glitter, from the glitter fairies...worst part? It was 100* and I was sweaty...I was sparkly blue for a few days
That comment would be better with pictures.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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That comment would be better with pictures.


Something like this I imagine!
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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o.k. nevermind- I didn't need that image in my head.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:13 AM   #7
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Bwaaaahahaha
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:13 AM   #8
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whuts up smurf?
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:55 AM   #9
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Heater core back in and clean. Hose ends cut 1" shorter and reattached. Topped off the fluid and drove it around town. Wow, that heater will burn the skin on my left leg with the fan on!
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I'm doing the same right now...
Mine are working well in the rear, now time for the fronts.
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