So today I decided to attempt to address the issue of the non working heater in my ute, which is a bit of a **** given that it's already snowed here this winter >.< So I did some research on the internet, and the most common theme for the heater blowing cold air was low coolant.
Right, I know what the coolant is! So off I go to check the coolant levels. I'm no rocket scientist, but I gathered this is bad:
The coolant level was so low, that there was zero coolant in the actual coolant..holder, and only some in the pipe that connects to it. Had not noticed any rising of the temp gauge, but that may just be because of the cool climate here and the fact 99% of my driving is short trips.
Oh well, I better go to Supercheap and buy some coolant, but since I'm checking the coolant I should check the oil too, right? 1/4 full >.< No leaking on the cement where I park, so no idea whats going on there.
So I spent my day flushing the radiator, checking the oil filter/oil and also changing the air filter. I wish I'd taken a photo of the air filter, it was jammed up with dust and insects, there were half a dozen bees, a few wasps and a lot of gunk..
Feel like a mechanic and my heater works!