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Old 11-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The heater hoses move coolant the instant you start your engine. They are placed on opposite ends of the engine block so you might try just a reservoir connected by T connectors to the heater supply and return hoses. I would bet you could make it a completely passive system with no need for any valves or pumps. The heater hoses bypass the thermostat and will not affect it's operation in any way since they already bypass the radiator. It might even make your heater system work instantly after the engine and the rest of the cooling system have become cold from sitting!

Great Idea, truly innovative!

I always admired the ingenuity of the Finnish people. I also collect their weapons from the WW2 era. My hat is always off in Salute to the toughness of the Finnish people.

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