Wanted, new BX heater matrix

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Wanted, new BX heater matrix

Post by Mike E (uk) » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:57 pm

Before I get one in the shops, does anyone have one of these they want to sell?

I don't want an old one as I will probably have to rebuild the entire car around it, and I don't want to do that twice.

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Post by jeremy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:22 pm

I haven't done the job but you don't need to remove the dash on a BX! - comes out sideways - which makes you wish you had a left hand drive car.

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:43 pm

I have a s/h one, but the new ones are only about £35.

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:12 am

Thanks for that guys, good news that the dash stays!

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Post by Vanny » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:01 am

pah, its only 4 bolts and 2 nuts to get the dash out! Easy, can have it out and back in in an hour :lol:


I couldn't figure a way to get the matrix out with everything in situ, and was there for ages trying, but i know a whole long list of people who have managed it, anyone care to give pointers??

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Post by BX Bandit » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:19 am

I did it wothout dash removal about 9 years ago..a complete beeyatch IMHO. In trying to get the think out or back in, there was a real risk in damaging/breaking the joint and pipework that the matrix fits to. I also seem to remember thinking that by putting this matrix back in it's gonna break/weaken something and I'll be back to square 1. You're also in a back breaking position.....I don't envy you mate!! Could well be worth taking the dash out?? I seem also to remember you'll need a couple of o rings that may or may not come with the replacement kit...good luck!!
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Post by docchevron » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:15 pm

Vanny wrote:I couldn't figure a way to get the matrix out with everything in situ, and was there for ages trying, but i know a whole long list of people who have managed it, anyone care to give pointers??
I've gota zip to work now, nut if I'm not too drunk and tired upon return this eve I'll do a quick write up, unless someone else beats me to it before hand!!

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Post by tom » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:46 pm

Just get the column out of the way and remove the four allen bolts that hold it on to the tap. Slide sideways. Reload matrix and reassemble. Less than half a day.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:06 pm

I have a brand new one in its box which is not needed, PM me if you want it.
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Post by docchevron » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:11 am

Pretty much as Tom said really!

I did my last one with dash fitted in under an hour, and anyone that knows me knows I work slowley! :lol:

I came across a couple that wouldn't clear the coloumn bracket even with the coloumn removed so I removed the blower motor and undid the four 10mm bolts holding the heater box to the car, removed the O/S bolts completely and loosened the N/S.

This allowed the box to drop just the few MM's required to clear the coloumn.
On others I've done they just slid straight out. Strange on a mass produced car.....

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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:50 am

Must only be me who finds it difficult then.....clever cloggs you lot! :evil:
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