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Old 10-04-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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auxiliary heating?

What is there for auxiliary heating for my wrangler? The heater core works, but winter is coming and i wheel a lot in the snow. Ive always been cold getting in and out in previous vehicles that had better heat and insulation for that matter. Ive seen some 12v heaters how well would one of those work? How about the mohave heater but its basically another heater core, my heater core works its just not going to be enough. Id rather be sweating than the slightest bit cold any day.

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i haven't been through a winter in my new-to-me jeep. but with my last jeep (1997) winters weren't to bad. the problem isn't that the heater won't pump out the heat. the issue is that without insulation you'll lose heat just as fast.

in my 97 with the hard top on i'd have the heater cranked full bore and it would feel oppresively hot in the front seat and you could reach your hands in the back seat and it would still feel cold. not a big deal if you don't have anyone in the back.

personally i don't like the cold at all, but i never had a problem in the jeep with the heater going. it covers the front very well..

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Old 10-04-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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even with the heat on and the blower on high the air coming out is warm but not that hot... where could i find something for the floor? would a ben liner kit offer any insulation?
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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Cheap--just plunk down $35,000 for a new JKU and

I've never had to turn my blower past the first -LO- click, when the heater selector is WAY in the "red"

Just kidding of course, but I've heard that the older jeeps always had good heater !!

May be new heater core-flush time !!

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Old 10-04-2010, 03:15 PM   #5
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hmm that could be a possibility...when i bought the jeep the heater core was unplugged... to flush it what do i do unplug the coolant lines and push water through it with compressed air and see what comes out? Im assuming I need to flush it only one way correct? which way is that?... hmm thought... if i have the coolant hoses on backwards would that affect the heat? I didnt know which was which so i just plugged what reached into what fit haha...
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:23 PM   #6
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Sorry, cain't hepya


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hmm that could be a possibility...when i bought the jeep the heater core was unplugged... to flush it what do i do unplug the coolant lines and push water through it with compressed air and see what comes out? Im assuming I need to flush it only one way correct? which way is that?... hmm thought... if i have the coolant hoses on backwards would that affect the heat? I didnt know which was which so i just plugged what reached into what fit haha...
Ask some questions in the YJ section, isn't that what you're talking about ??

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