Thanks for your help guys. Great site by the way. Okay, got some very good news but before I go into it I will answer your questions.
No bypass hose or heater control valve on this car. The only hose coming of heater core outlet goes to the throttle body cooling line (this throttle body needs to be cooled with coolant).
Both hoses coming into the firewall were cold until you rev and hold 2000 rpm. Then they become warm to the touch and then after thirty seconds back to normal room temperature. So my solution so far. :)
It seems that there was air trapped in the system.
What I did:
Took it for the twenty minute drive. It would only start heating at about 2000 rpm. Once it goes down, no heat. ( I am in Canada and it is -20 today. :)
So came back to the garage and decided to "burp" the air from coolant reservoir while the car was hot and thermostat was open and jack up the car like you said.
I know that this is not very good idea because it is under pressure but I did it slowly. While releasing the pressure I noticed that coolant started rushing back into the reservoir trough the overflow line but it was not steady flow (air was coming in). Once the car cooled down I noticed that now I have less coolant than before I drove it. I thought it was a good sign since the air has been pushed out from the system and in its place now we have coolant.
So started the car and it started heating as it is supposed to at heat on idle. I repeated this same test next morning and again got the heat almost immediately after start-up.
I have heat. Let's hope that it stays like that. I have another question related to my alternator but I will ask that in another thread.
Thanks again for your help.
Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 3:11 PM