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Old 01-31-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Zeeky View Post
Hey all, looking for some experience to be able to gauge a possible issue.

Maybe it is my imagination, but my 2012 Focus heater seemed to blow only "warm" air today. I remember thinking a few days ago that I had to practically drive in a tshirt to not overheat while in the Focus, but today on the short ride home it never really felt like it was blowing hot. Granted, it is very windy and cold tonight, so it might be something related to that.

Still, given that the car is new to me, I am curious...does the Focus tend to blow really hot air? Mainly just warm? I want to make sure I am not unfairly judging this car based on how hot my last car's heater would get.
I've measured vent temperatures with an i.r. thermometer of over 124F when set to 80-max on the dual zone EATC. It can still take a little while to heat up the engine block and coolant to warm up enough, especially if the grille shutters were open.
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