|Water on the carpet means a heater leak!|
|Dash and heater unit removed.|
|The infamous heater matrix seals.|
|S&S Preparations heater matrix kit.|
|Stainless heater pipes have to be shortened.|
|Old foam rubber debris inside the heater.|
|Before and after matrix replacement|
Following advice from Steve Wilcox I connected up the heater pipes before fitting the dash and ran the engine up to temperature so I could check for leaks. Fingers crossed and it was all good to go.
Putting it all back was just a reversal of taking it all apart, but I also took the opportunity to fit some wire mesh over the main air intake to prevent that experience of dead leaves etc being drawn into the heater and shot out of the air vents into your face. I also tidied up some of the wiring harness which appeared to have been left to just float about.
|Wire mesh on main air intake.|
So after all that work it looked like it did before, but without the wet spots on the mat. I also had a heater that all the flaps worked properly and sent hot or cold air where you asked it to.