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Old 01-08-2009, 08:30 AM
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After you fixed those other things, you can also wrap the frybrid systems coolant switch with some pipe insulation. That trick shaved a little time off my switchover.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:35 AM
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wierd, I replied just now on 1/11, and it moved my post to the top as the first post. That's pretty prophetic advice, answering your question before the problem happens. I'm gonna go tell JFK to watch himself in Texas.
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Default Mercedes w123 - faster heat up question

One of my cars is a 1983 Mercedes 300D Turbo ... it's been running great but with our "fridged" temperatures here on the central coast of CA (it was 72 today) I'm not switching over to WVO in the mornings on my way to work.

Here's the scoop. I live in San Luis Obispo and work ni Pismo Beach (15 miles) in the summer time she switches over no problem. In the winter with the coastal morning fog and coldness (I know it's nothing like what WA has gone through this winter) she doesn't want to switch over until I pull up to my office. My two thoughts were:
1. Replace the thermostat so she gets hotter faster
2. put a "jacket" over the radiator (like they do for a big rig) ...

has anybody done either with success?
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:51 PM
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Thermostat - they wear out.
Make sure that the fan clutch is working properly
Radiator bib. (cold front)
Plumb in series rather than parrallel.
Coolant circulation pump.
Block heater.
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Purchase the 82C thermostat ($20) from Autozone. Expect 195F on I-5. There is an 87C "winter" (too hot for CA weather - IMHO ) thermostat, but harder to find. MB aux coolant pump will be a big help.
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Thermostat - they wear out.
Make sure that the fan clutch is working properly
Radiator bib. (cold front)
Plumb in series rather than parrallel.
Coolant circulation pump.
Block heater.
Thanks for the ideas ... I'm assuming the coolant circulation pump is for the WVO side of the coolant loop?
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:19 PM
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Correct but I would try them in order, best to get the system working as intended before modifying things. Even below freezing my 5.9 switches in about 2 miles.
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