Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 18:35:14 +0100
From: "Toby Field" <tobyfieldnopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: Heater Matrix Failure on 9000


My car had problems with overheating before the matrix failed. The fan would not come on and the car would get extremely hot. I wonder if this accelerated its failure. Toby Field (UK) '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto 150,000 Miles "Lineone" <adriannopsamone.org> wrote in message news:8r_u8.34147$C21.7381998nopsam6-win.server.ntlworld.com... > Toby, > Mine's the same. I've been putting off doing the job since last Autumn. > At the rates you cite, I'd snatch the guy's hand off. With an estimate of 2 > hours, he must either know exactly what he's talking about, or completely > the opposite. Can't really tell which. > > By the way, do you know if the matrix has been replaced before? I've heard > that they tend to go at around 80k - 100k, so it's possible that this is you > car's second failure. If not then you must have had a good one. > > Adrian > 1992 9000 CS 2.3 16-i, 109k miles. > > "Toby Field" <tobyfieldnopsamail.com> wrote in message > news:a9hp1d$cro$1nopsam5.svr.pol.co.uk... > > I have phoned around and was quoted 59 for the matrix and 70 (two hours > > labour) to fit. > > > > Is that good? > > > > Toby Field (UK) > > '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto > > 150,000 Miles > > > > "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message > > news:3cbc31ab$1_3nopsam2.vip.uk.com... > > > > > > "Toby Field" <tobyfieldnopsamail.com> wrote in message > > > news:a9gqpd$51s$1nopsamg2.svr.pol.co.uk... > > > > I have a '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto that's done 150,000 miles. The heater > > > matrix > > > > seems to be leaking as it will steam up my windows (normally after > > > starting > > > > the car). It seems to be using a bit of antifreeze as I have to put > > about > > > 1 > > > > litre a fortnight in it. Does anyone know how difficult it is to > replace > > > and > > > > what the likely cost is? > > > > > > It's a truly horrible job - anyone who's done one a classic 900, this is > 5 > > > times worse. Budget on 6 hours if this is your first time. The good news > > is > > > that the matrix (core) itself isn't that expensive. Shop around. > > > > > > > > > > > >

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