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#1 Andrewgrale

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:14 AM

My wife's Delta heater is very poor, she does mostly short spins (school and work) her previous Bravo heated up wayyyy faster and had a far superior heater.
Wondering if anyone has noticed this and can offer a solution???

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:26 AM

I think I've commented on other threads Andrew I think the heater is a bit poor. I was spoilt by my old Coupe which had a heater like a hairdryer in minutes but its the direction and power of heat that I do not like. I never seem to be able to get the correct direction from the vents - I know the centre vents are fairly high but I like them to direct heat on to my hands this time of year which it never really does very well. Its either not there or aiming at my face. The output is a bit naff as well - not especially strong. Yes I have changed the pollen filter so not sure what else you could actually do to improve. I know Mikey had some issues with the flap which directs Air in to the footwells but mine appears to be working still ok though without much effect.................


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#3 Rossocorsa

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:00 AM

Can't say that I find it an issue myself but would comment though that if its a diesel they don't warm up so fast as the thermal efficiency means less waste heat for heating. The climate control appears to monitor actual heater temp so doesn't pump heat in until it's heated up sufficiently. I do have heated seats though which i suppose help a bit.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:06 PM

Yeah defrosting the windows is pants.... I'd be better punching myself in the knackers and breathing hot air on the windows that way than the poxy fan under the dash...

 

My recirc motor failed on mine (quite common on Bravo's) and it's a dash out jobby and a new heater eek! Fortunately we were able to cheat and just disconnected the flap. Although that does present another problem is that I can no longer shut out bad smells, and in winter it can steam up inside, so have to open a window slightly to demist..



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:35 PM


Yeah defrosting the windows is pants.... I'd be better punching myself in the knackers and breathing hot air on the windows that way than the poxy fan under the dash...


My wife says that is fair exchange!
She will hit you in the man jewellery and you can defrost the windscreen !!!!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

Can't say that I find it an issue myself but would comment though that if its a diesel they don't warm up so fast as the thermal efficiency means less waste heat for heating. The climate control appears to monitor actual heater temp so doesn't pump heat in until it's heated up sufficiently. I do have heated seats though which i suppose help a bit.


It's a 1.4 multiair and the heating system is similar to her previous Bravo, which heated up like Beelzebubs naughty room . .

#7 MikeyRules

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

My wife says that is fair exchange!
She will hit you in the man jewellery and you can defrost the windscreen !!!!

Only if she's naked too! :lol:  :ph34r:



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:40 PM

Only if she's naked too! :lol: :ph34r:


Hehehehe :-D

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:05 AM

Mikey - reviving this as with the current cold spell I don't seem to be getting any heat in to the footwells? Was this what you found when your recirc flap failed? Can't hear any movement/motor whirr when I try to change heat direction? TBH though the system does clear the screen ok and does not mist up so may not be the same issue you had.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:47 PM

Mikey - reviving this as with the current cold spell I don't seem to be getting any heat in to the footwells? Was this what you found when your recirc flap failed? Can't hear any movement/motor whirr when I try to change heat direction? TBH though the system does clear the screen ok and does not mist up so may not be the same issue you had.

Don't think so, although now you come to mention it, my feet don't seem as warm? I'll have to check!!

 

In my case the Recirc flap had stuck in the shut position hence everything steaming up as you're basically breathing the same air all the time and no fresh air is coming in. 

 

It's a common failure on the Bravo as well, and it's basically the plastic cogs stripping the teeth! To make things worse it's dash out to replace the heater matrix, so a poo load of labour for a relatively easy job. We opted for jamming it open, although I think it's closed again as I'm steaming up in winter!



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

Thanks mate - I'll take a look when I can be bothered get a chance  :P



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:18 PM

Ha-ha it can't be that bad then! I'm thinking about getting a fiat Qubo or Doblo for work as I'm trashing the car. So the misses might have to adopt the Delta as it's too good to sell.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:21 PM

They are good workhorses from what I hear mate. Glad you are still going to keep the D though........................






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