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Cab misting up!

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23 Nov 2013 19:00 #92795 by brianjb61
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Hi all, has anyone any ideas where to look? This morning when I fired up little Jim and put the blower on to demist the screen there is a smell similar to warm engine coolant! The cab is constantly misting up and the air feels really damp. I've checked the coolant level and thats fine, checked the carpets up under the footwell for leaks and they are dry and I got no air con to worry about. Thanks.

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23 Nov 2013 20:14 - 23 Nov 2013 20:17 #92809 by Tommo
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where do you have the air coming in from,
the external air option on the dash
or do you circulate the air from inside?



I tried circulating the air in side for a month, to see if it warms up any quicker
and it doesn't. All it does is get damp over time, and then stay damp and foggy inside

because jimny's don't have air con ( I don't know about newer ones)
but mine doesn't and its 2003

they don't dehumidify, being small they fog up really quickly,
it gets really bad if it's rainy, with a wet coat, wet shoes etc you get in and it makes it worse lol

all you can do when it's really bad is have the heating on full and have the
window ajar to let the moisture out
Last edit: 23 Nov 2013 20:17 by Tommo. Reason: spelling

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23 Nov 2013 21:11 #92829 by helijohn
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brianjb61 wrote: Hi all, has anyone any ideas where to look? This morning when I fired up little Jim and put the blower on to demist the screen there is a smell similar to warm engine coolant! The cab is constantly misting up and the air feels really damp. I've checked the coolant level and thats fine, checked the carpets up under the footwell for leaks and they are dry and I got no air con to worry about. Thanks.


It certainly sounds like a coolant leak in the cab doesn't it but maybe the water is in the heater air intake?

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When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.

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23 Nov 2013 21:15 #92832 by Dave cc
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Heater matrix leaking me reckons gives you a sore throat as well if you are breathing it long enuf :(

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23 Nov 2013 21:20 #92834 by helijohn
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Dave cc wrote: Heater matrix leaking me reckons gives you a sore throat as well if you are breathing it long enuf :(


No loss of coolant though????? :unsure:

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23 Nov 2013 21:56 #92848 by RichiesJimny
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My guess would be heater matrix put some K seal in the radiator and see if that stops the misting

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23 Nov 2013 23:19 #92866 by Dave cc
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RichiesJimny wrote: My guess would be heater matrix put some K seal in the radiator and see if that stops the misting


Is K seal like Radweld ?

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23 Nov 2013 23:53 #92874 by gaz3359
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Dave cc wrote:

RichiesJimny wrote: My guess would be heater matrix put some K seal in the radiator and see if that stops the misting


Is K seal like Radweld ?


Yea just works a bit better from experience.

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24 Nov 2013 00:31 #92875 by helijohn
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Dave cc wrote:

RichiesJimny wrote: My guess would be heater matrix put some K seal in the radiator and see if that stops the misting


Is K seal like Radweld ?


No comparison; K-Seal works, Radweld don't. ;)

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24 Nov 2013 08:06 - 24 Nov 2013 08:57 #92881 by Reloaded
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helijohn wrote:

Dave cc wrote:

RichiesJimny wrote: My guess would be heater matrix put some K seal in the radiator and see if that stops the misting


Is K seal like Radweld ?


No comparison; K-Seal works, Radweld don't. ;)


+1 :)
Always carry a bottle out on the trail just in case.
Last edit: 24 Nov 2013 08:57 by Reloaded. Reason: fudge packer

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24 Nov 2013 08:41 #92886 by brianjb61
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Thanks all, I'll check it out again in full daylight this morning, and see how I get on.

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24 Nov 2013 18:44 #92981 by UKDAN
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If you don't want to spend any money crack an egg into the rad. Not a permanent fix but will work


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