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Unread 04-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Tired of the cold! Help

Well i'm tied of the snow and cold and the wishing the heater was better. What have you all done for heat? I'm tired of having to pull over every five or so miles and bang the ice off of the wipers or let my side windows clear on the inside. I've done the blazer blower motor upgrade but it still just isn't quite enough. You can either keep your feet warm or the window half way clean, not both. Has anyone tried this? http://http://www.heatercraft.com/je...der-dash-vent/

How did you mount it and does it work well?

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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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GM pm102 blower motor upgrade, moves more air, but rarely use high. In winter I cover the cowl vent intake and adjust the inner vent door so when I pull the vent knob out it opens the inner vent more early than normal, summer setting. The heater now draws air from inside and gets and keeps it warmer. I use my cj as a Dailey driver year round. Only gets truly nippy once it gets below 10.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Do you have a 195 degree thermostat?

Is the t-stat working properly? Some fail and run hot some fail and run cold.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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Thermostat is a 195 and its fine. I might try to find a way to open the inner flap and recirculate the inside air a little.

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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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Espar AIRTONIC Air Heater.

Basically a gasoline heater in the cab. You will not be cold again!!!!!!!!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
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Ol' Jimmy Buffet said it best, changes in latitude = changes in attitude It was downright hot here in FL today.

I hope you get it figured out .... I'll be asking for some of your cool air before long.
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Check to insure the heater box isn't filled with debris. Pine needles, leaves, and other debris can gather on top of the core, cutting air volume way down.
Check to insure the heater core isn't plugged. A plugged core will put out very little heat. Both hoses should be hot with the engine at operating temperatures.
Insure all your controls and cables are adjusted and working properly.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 04:47 AM   #8
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What is the temp of the heat blowing out? Perhaps you have a clogged heater core. My CJ get hot as @ell in the winter. Its stock with stock blower. I'm in NJ and last year we hit single digits. I had to take my coat off it was so hot.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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My CJ get hot as @ell in the winter. Its stock with stock blower. I'm in NJ and last year we hit single digits. I had to take my coat off it was so hot.
We have found the one AMC did right!
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What is the temp of the heat blowing out? Perhaps you have a clogged heater core. My CJ get hot as @ell in the winter. Its stock with stock blower. I'm in NJ and last year we hit single digits. I had to take my coat off it was so hot.

Mine was blowing 186*F on the outlet into the foot well.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #12
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We have found the one AMC did right!
Make it two. My factor heater has no problems, even on the coldest days.

One tip I learned years ago as a life-long snow skier....if you can keep your windshield cold, and clean, snow won't stick to it while driving. You'll rarely even need your wipers, unless you stop.

The worst thing you can do is heat up your windshield with the defrosters in heavy snow. It just makes the snow stick to the glass worse, eventually clogging up the wipers, and creating a dangerous driving situation.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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Problem is in the spring with freezing drizzle. The air out is hot there just isn't enough to keep the windows thawed. Most days when its that bad I drive my pickup. The crap the other day caught me by surprise. I drive it instead of my diesel pickup on the below zero days and 2-3 days a week normally. I was just wishing it would be a little better.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 12:27 PM   #14
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Problem is in the spring with freezing drizzle. The air out is hot there just isn't enough to keep the windows thawed. Most days when its that bad I drive my pickup. The crap the other day caught me by surprise. I drive it instead of my diesel pickup on the below zero days and 2-3 days a week normally. I was just wishing it would be a little better.

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Yeah, freezing rain is a b!tch. Even my DD Tundra struggles with that crap.

Remember, you're dealing with 30-year old technology, here. Ideally, we could find replacement windshields with the heating element inside the glass, like newer vehicles have. But I haven't heard of anyone who sells them.

My advice....save your CJ for the bluebird days when you don't have to worry about it.

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