:oops: For a service writer you think I would communicate better :)
I don't think bleeding the system is going to help you now. I would expect the engine to run hot if it needed bleeding. I was being respectful to bobby71 in the event that you bled the system and you got heat.
The theromostat remains closed until the car reaches 195 degrees. The coolant essentially only circulates throughout the motor until it is hot enough to relax a rich fuel mixture. When the stat opens, it will circulate into the heater core and the passenger compartment gets heat.
If the thermostat remains open when it is less than 195 degress, the cold coolant will circulate throughout the system and take a long time to get to temperature, this giving you lousy heat or none.
I am suspicious of a fualty new t-stat.
Sorry for the confusion!
How long do you let the car run and still get no heat when at idle?
Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 6:38 PM