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    Default Blowing hot air?

    interesting observation today.

    We're finally entering autumn in Australia, so the cold air con can finally be turned off (yay)

    However driving tonight i noticed something else, the air come in via the vents is naturally HOT

    it goes away if i turn on "re-circulation" mode.

    Do our cars run that hot it could take cool ambient air from outside and heat it up without engaging the heater?
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    Car 1: 2016 Insignia VXR (Mods: none installed)
    Car 2: 2003 Mk7 Accord 2.4 (Mods: plenty)

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    possibly yes they do run hot enough but have a look around the engine bay bulkhead for loose or missing heat sheilding...the upper bulkhead area near the vent fan intake gets warm after a spirited drive but shouldn't get to the point it feels hot through the vents into the car

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    Thank you

    can you be a bit more specific on the location? im going to have a dig around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredoops View Post
    interesting observation today.

    We're finally entering autumn in Australia, so the cold air con can finally be turned off (yay)

    However driving tonight i noticed something else, the air come in via the vents is naturally HOT

    it goes away if i turn on "re-circulation" mode.

    Do our cars run that hot it could take cool ambient air from outside and heat it up without engaging the heater?
    I seem to remember something about a pre-heat on the Climate Control that would provide hot air quickly before the heat excahnger reaches temp. But then again, my mind wanders...and sometimes it just fooks off completely.

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