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George1990

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Series 3 heater duct alternative
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:55:32 PM »

Has anybody found a good alternative for the air hose that goes from the blower to the heater matrix?

They're £20 new and my parts list is already far too expensive!

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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 06:20:22 PM »

It's a thought and not sure of diameter. What about the ducting that clothers dryers have. Not sure if you can get in black though. I know some owners use vacuum cleaner hoses for the demister parts.
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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2021, 08:21:16 PM »

This was my initial thought - but they are 100mm or 4 inch. Would be hard to find a suitable reducer. There must be some other commercial ducting a similar size. Of course I forgot to measure the hole while I was down with the land rover!
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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 08:26:54 PM »

Found out it's around 86mm. Could use the tumbler ducting and put a strip of foam round the holes I guess
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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2021, 08:40:54 PM »

auction: #322547445547

Looks like the stuff. Will buy this soon and report back.
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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 09:11:41 PM »

Never thought of that ducting stuff, good choice though if it fits. I managed to pick up a good second hand one for £10 from an Austin Mini. It's the same part number.
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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 09:06:13 PM »

85mm works a treat  :first

half the price for 3 times the amount.
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Re: Series 3 heater duct alternative
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2021, 09:35:36 PM »

Looks good as well...very tidy..cheers Les
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