Can I check I’ve got this right...
Ian state’s that the Sprint heater is 280x130x50
From the PDF, SE5a heater is 270x194x59 so it’s not 10mm x 8mm bigger ?
Will the SE5a fit ?
Richard, the 280 dimension is the overall size including the tanks (in other words the width of the heater box).
When I calculated the surface area and volume I used 270mm for the width.
The dimensions quoted by sellers are for the matrix only.
I am seeing 140 as a SE5a height?
From studying the UK Car Cooling online website I found a lot of current heater matrix cores are both shallower
and have less surface area than a Sprint, but have bigger hosetails, 16mm (5/8") typically instead of
a Sprint's 1/2". Therefore I concluded that the bigger hose size is the key and having just read Clive's
post about the Herald I am further persuaded.
Anyhow, I have found a matrix to try, it is for a Peugeot 605.
These are over £100 less than the only price I found for a Scimitar (which was £114+VAT and delivery, made to order).
The thing to bear in mind is that this won't be a comparison to a standard Sprint, given that my car will have
the heater supply from the cylinder head and a 88 degree thermostat.
I will also be looking at the possibility of enlarging the ducting outlets to the front screen
and also running ducting to the back footwells.