Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Have Heat

in my Jimmy! I haven't had heat in there since winter before last. I'd been meaning to take it into a shop, but just didn't have the money what with the way we've been working lately. J had said that he'd work on it for me, but he never seemed to be able to find the time. I'd talked to one of the maintenance guys at work. He insisted that it was the thermostat, but I didn't think it was. It just didn't sound right. But I finally got someone to come out and change the thermostat out for me. Still no heat.

Then today, my friend Val, whose husband also works at the plant said, "Just ask Ricky. He'll come fix it." So I did. He came out and looked at it. First, he'd thought it was the heater control valve, but when he checked it, he decided that was working.

Then he ran some water through the heater core, and voila! I have heat!

It seems that an air bubble was in the system, and got stuck in the heater core not allowing the fluids to flow through it. It's called being airlocked. I froze all last winter, and all it was was an air bubble that took about 10 minutes to find and fix.

I guess I just had to ask the right person.

Later that day, I wanted to go get into my Jimmy and drive around, just to feel the heat blowing. I didn't but I wanted to.

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