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Clarkson
22-01-11, 02:26 PM
Hey

I need and looking for a polo heater, if anyone has one spare and wants to sell, please sent me a PM.

Thanks

oiler0
22-01-11, 04:20 PM
your not the only one looking for a polo heater
very hard to get hold of now been looking for months

Purple AK
22-01-11, 05:20 PM
Hey

I need and looking for a polo heater, if anyone has one spare and wants to sell, please sent me a PM.

Thanks Have you tried GW Bridges at Pease Pottage? ;)

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Clarkson
22-01-11, 05:41 PM
Have you tried GW Bridges at Pease Pottage? ;)

BRIDGES VEHICLE RECYCLING :: SCRAP CAR DISPOSALS & SPARES :: LICENCED ATF :: CRAWLEY SUSSEX :: HOME : (http://www.gwbridges.co.uk/)

No. They are only down the road from me.

What year polo I'm I looking for Chris?

Purple AK
22-01-11, 05:47 PM
No. They are only down the road from me.

What year polo I'm I looking for Chris? Normal is Mk1. But mine came from a Mk2<1990. And I suspect the Mk2 facelift<1994 would be the same. I can't see VW re-engineering something that worked for the sake of it ;)

Chimeara
22-01-11, 05:51 PM
I could do with with 3 of these. Will be phoning round on Monday so if I can find any spare il let you know where they are.

Clarkson
22-01-11, 05:58 PM
Cheers.

Anyone got a pic of one?

Is it apart of the complete heater box? Or small type like the mini?

Purple AK
22-01-11, 06:16 PM
One on Fleabay at the moment Kit car locost VW Polo heater on eBay (end time 29-Jan-11 16:21:53 GMT) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300517951320&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F%3F_from%3D R40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D30051795 1320%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1) Chop the casing off flush with the matrix and either fab a distribution box from ally or AK do a fibre glass one

Clarkson
22-01-11, 06:47 PM
One on Fleabay at the moment Kit car locost VW Polo heater on eBay (end time 29-Jan-11 16:21:53 GMT) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300517951320&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F%3F_from%3D R40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D30051795 1320%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1) Chop the casing off flush with the matrix and either fab a distribution box from ally or AK do a fibre glass one

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on that!

Now where do I fit it? Have you got yours in the foot well?

Murray
22-01-11, 07:12 PM
I have a spare one of these, it was going to be fitted to my Cob but I changed my mind. It has been chopped almost to the matrix and all three speeds work. I can get a pick or two tomorrow if anyone is interested. I paid &#163;30 for it, happy to get my money back.

Clarkson
22-01-11, 07:25 PM
I have a spare one of these, it was going to be fitted to my Cob but I changed my mind. It has been chopped almost to the matrix and all three speeds work. I can get a pick or two tomorrow if anyone is interested. I paid 30 for it, happy to get my money back.

Yes please, post them up here!

Thanks:D

Murray
22-01-11, 08:05 PM
OK here are a few pics of the heater unit.

Clarkson
22-01-11, 08:18 PM
Thanks Murry I'll have that from you!!

PM your address and I will send some bangers!

Purple AK
22-01-11, 08:36 PM
Thanks, I'll keep an eye on that!

Now where do I fit it? Have you got yours in the foot well?
Mines in the engine bay/top of the tunnel, fed through the bulkhead to behind the dash. I now understand why the new IVA rules state that the cold air should not come from the engine bay! Having suffered a cracked header on the way to LM Classic last year I was getting very heady (even with no top on!) towards the end of the journey! If you can find the room to fit it in the passenger footwell, thats the way to go!

Clarkson
22-01-11, 08:48 PM
Mines in the engine bay/top of the tunnel, fed through the bulkhead to behind the dash. I now understand why the new IVA rules state that the cold air should not come from the engine bay! Having suffered a cracked header on the way to LM Classic last year I was getting very heady (even with no top on!) towards the end of the journey! If you can find the room to fit it in the passenger footwell, thats the way to go!

Yeah I guess that's not the way forward. That will be my next job then while the body is off me thinks.:cool:

Murray
22-01-11, 08:49 PM
OK David, yours! Pm on the way.

kobra
23-01-11, 06:47 PM
Hey

I need and looking for a polo heater, if anyone has one spare and wants to sell, please sent me a PM.

Thanks


Try T7design.co.uk . Not vw heaters but could be worth a look.:)

dave.n
23-01-11, 06:54 PM
Dave
I had trouble sourcing a Polo heater. I bought and had Graham Green fit the T7 Design unit just before crimble. Bolted on top of the passenger foot well. :)
Out in it today.:cool:

Clarkson
23-01-11, 07:00 PM
Try T7design.co.uk . Not vw heaters but could be worth a look.:)

Thanks, they are small, I might even end up going down that route as I think I'll have no room for the polo setup.

Clarkson
23-01-11, 07:02 PM
Dave
I had trouble sourcing a Polo heater. I bought and had Graham Green fit the T7 Design unit just before crimble. Bolted on top of the passenger foot well. :)
Out in it today.:cool:

Hello Dave!

Can you post up some pics for me??

How did you get the hot air into the car?? Did you cut a hole in the stainless panels?

dave.n
23-01-11, 07:14 PM
Hello Dave!

Can you post up some pics for me??

How did you get the hot air into the car?? Did you cut a hole in the stainless panels?

Sit tight for pics (i'll sort some when I can).

LOL. that is an exellent question :cool:. Graham when't through 5 different kinds of hole cutters.
In the end the only way to get through was to use several cutting discs (each hole I think) then plate with a nice neat ali panel which had the pre-fitted vent attached.
Or send off for a 600 specialised cutter.

Clarkson
27-01-11, 10:13 PM
Any pics Dave?

Thanks.

Steve-Art
28-01-11, 09:38 AM
Don't forget to block off the 'fresh air' gap above the matrix before instalation as you want all the air to flow through the heated matrix without the cold air whipping over the top!

Steve

croma
28-01-11, 11:26 AM
Got mine from Stevens VW dismantlers , Chelsford , Essex. www.VWS.ME.UK (http://www.VWS.ME.UK). Just fill the request form in and they should get back to you in a day or two.

Paid 60.00 though

bloke from stoke
28-01-11, 05:49 PM
I know someone who is going to scrap an aged Polo with very low mileage on it, if I can get him to pull the heater before it gets weighed in, does anyone want it and what should I tell him you will pay him for it (be sensible:rolleyes:)

I'll sort this end out, get it packed and posted, pay the lad for it and then you can pay me ( the same amount, before you lot start:rolleyes:)

Kind regards Lester

Clarkson
28-01-11, 06:17 PM
I have bought murray heaterbox, but I think it Maybe to large for my car, if it is I'll resell it here on this post.

BLOKE
31-01-11, 04:06 PM
Hi David, I have posted these pictures of my heater I fitted a few months ago, I am busy now so will post some text to follow.
Frank dowsett. BLOKE.

BLOKE
31-01-11, 06:25 PM
Hi Again David, With regard to the pictures above, I have had this heater since I built the car in 1999 but didn't fit it, I think it is a mini one,I hope someone will confirm that.
I hope you can see I have cutaway the big air distribution box from the front, added a frame to mate onto the chassis with a rubber seal and two long studs, so I push it in and secure it with two nuts and washers inside behind the dash.
I then fitted a piece of plywood behind the dash wiring to direct the heat to both foot wells about knee hight, our first trip with it was to Spa last year, it made for a much more comfortable ride, and it rained all four days.
Frank Dowsett. BLOKE.

Murray
31-01-11, 06:53 PM
Frank, that is indeed a mini heater, as is mine. You have the same problem as I have with the inlet being inside the engine compartment. Not such a good idea really!! I think you mentioned this on a previous post. I will be fabricating some sort of ducting from fresh air or from inside the car. I found the polo heater to just too big, annoyingly, as it would have been a much better option, but the hassle to fit it up with everything in place was the clincher to refit my mini one.

BLOKE
01-02-11, 11:38 AM
Hi Murray, i did agonise over the air being drawn from under bonnet,as the cab is open to fresh air even with the hood up I figured it to be O.K. and if you had a fuel leak it would give you early warning of it, as I wright this it occurred to me that I could duct it from one of the wing side vents.
frank Dowsett. BLOKE.