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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 8th March 2004, 07:37
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Default Heater Box question

Has anyone fitted the older Rover 200/400 heater box in the 5exi?

I'm not sure it is the same as the newer 200/25 one. I don't fancy stripping the dash out of a car to find out I need the newer one.

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Old 4th April 2004, 18:42
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Default Still trying

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Will be attempting to fit the 400 heater this week. Will keep you advised.

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Old 5th April 2004, 00:18
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pretty sure they're identical, although mines out of a 25, the dash comes out fairly easy though.
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Old 5th April 2004, 09:59
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I have found that if I want to keep the hydraulic clutch that the 200 or 400 heater box seems to be too big!

I've just spent the weekend fitting a Metro heater box, fabricating a fan box around the original 400 fan and trying to get it all to fit together.

Not finished yet, but I'm impressed with it so far.

All I have to do then is get the 200 controls to work the Metro heater!!!

I do have one thing bothering me. I have made the box for the fan a fair bit smaller than the original. Does anyone know if this will affect the amount of air it kicks out?
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Old 9th April 2004, 19:30
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I fitted the old style heater and blower. I found the white mdf piece supplied to join heater and blower together pushed the blower unit outside the side of the car. so i used a piece of ally plate to join them this saved about 6mm. so it will not foul the side panel. if it will help i have pictures.

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Old 9th April 2004, 22:04
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Yeah, totally agree - using the white plate actually makes the whole thing stick out of the chasis rails...

I did it anyway but will need to cut of (grind off) the bit that is sticking out...

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Old 13th April 2004, 09:35
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Default It fits

At last, without too much cutting about my 400 heater sits in the chassis.

I am off tp Malta today but on my return I'll take a few photos.

Regards to all Exi builders.

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At last, without too much cutting about my 400 heater sits in the chassis.

I am off tp Malta today but on my return I'll take a few photos.

Regards to all Exi builders.

Tomboys
Have a nice time.

I'm guessing you are using an earlier Rover 400 heater assy, not a 400/45 model?

Anyway I'm happy, got my Metro heater and fabricated fan box fitted yesterday. Looking good and loads of room for the hydraulic clutch!
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Old 13th April 2004, 18:42
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The finished heater box and fan:



I just hope it works.
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