Can anybody out there give me advice concerning a heating problem I'm experiencing with my 1.0L Corsa C? I use the car for commuting every week and never experience warm air from the blower even though the journey is 45 minutes to an hour.
I appreciate the weather is extreme at the moment and it would be reasonable for the car to take longer than usual to "warm up" but I'm guessing that the problem, if it has one, will continue when the arctic conditions subside?
Vauxhall Corsa C - Heating problem -
does tha gauge show normal temp ? if not suspect thermostat. If the gauge is normal within 10 mins then iether blocked heater rad, airlocked, low water level or heater control cable broken or out of adjustment.
We have a 2002 1 litre Corsa C and it is the quickest engine I've ever known to warm up and when warm is almost too hot on top setting even in the current cold weather. Thermostat would be first place to start. When was coolant last emptied, system flushed through and antifreeze replaced? Temperature gauge should sit between one quarter mark and half way mark after two to three miles.
I've never emptied the coolant out in the 18 months I've owned the car, and I'd have a good guess the previous owner didn't bother either. Its something that I'll have to do so I can travel to work in some comfort after the holiday period......
Remember to use same type of antifreeze as in there already unless you flush completely as pink/red OAT stuff and earlier green/blue ethylene glycol type don't mix. Our 2002 Corsa had pink/red OAT antifreeze from new so this is changed every 5 years. You'll need to start with the thermostat first I would have thought if your temperature gauge isn't reading almost up to halfway after a few miles.