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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Does it matter what direction the coolant flows through a converter? Or in particular, an Airod converter? I forgot which way it was connected and having changed the motor it's not something i'm able to discern.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:56 am 
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Should not make any difference.It's just water in and out to heat on the way through, it would/should have been plumbed off the engine originally to keep the flow of heat moving,
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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:53 pm 
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splatt wrote:
Should not make any difference.It's just water in and out to heat on the way through, it would/should have been plumbed off the engine originally to keep the flow of heat moving,
Yes does not matter which way it flows.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:24 pm 
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It does and they are marked with arrows or in/out but it's not crucial.

I have an airod in the shed I might be able to tell.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:59 pm 
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I looked for markings but couldn't see any, but i'll have another look. I might also post the model details and see if that helps. Thanks for the responses guys.

I just plumbed the hoses up the other day in the most convenient way, but if new information comes to light i will re-assess.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:03 pm 
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Depends on the brand/model etc, some have arrows some don't, some are more likely to freeze up if the coolant flows the wrong way.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:23 am 
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When i looked previously i did notice that the supply (vapour) hose port had a massive "S" sticker stuck next to it. Nothing big like that next to the heater hose ports though.

 

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