Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
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Sorry, but that's hilarious! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
"Also what's the purpose of the bypass hose which routes between the water pump and the thermostat housing? "
That hose bypasses the heater core, so NO WATER EVEN GOES TO IT. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] It must've had a leak and someone was too cheap/lazy/uninformed to replace the heater core, so they bypassed it. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
No wonder you're not getting much heat - all you're getting is hot air that blows out of the engine compartment and gets sucked into the wiper valance!