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> ....I haven't looked in Dwiggins, or any
> other reference manual except the Datsun
> Factory Service Manual, which you referred
> me to in one of your previous posts. It was
> in that post where you stated ....if
> it's not in there then nobody knows it...not
> even the Nissan techs..... As you will
> recall, I responded that I had already
> studied the service manual, and found it to
> be silent on the sequence of operational
> systems of the automatic temperature control
> system.

> While the value of good reference materials
> cannot be denied, neither can the value of
> direct answers to direct questions be
> denied. In this case, I specifically asked
> for direct answers to direct questions, as I
> do not wish to make a career out of fixing
> the heat in my car, and would like to get
> that heat working sooner rather than later,
> without embarking on a literary quest for
> the holy grail of reference books.

My own problem with this is that, while I have my a/c certification and have rebuilt the climate control systems in various cars, I haven't worked on the _automatic_ climate control system in the 280ZX, only the manual system. I could answer your questions, but I have a deep aversion to talking about things that I have no direct experience with, and I will have to defer to whatever information any other religious-quality source such as the factory manual will provide. I just don't want to be wrong. If I were to give you information about the system on your car and it were proven in the end to be misleading, that would be no service to you or anyone else, and I'm just not gonna do it. What we have here is a problem where the factory shop manual is rather poorly written and sketchy ( on this subject, ) which is quite uncharacteristic of Nissan shop manuals. If you wanted to be your own judge as to reading between the lines of a rather nebulous technical description such as Nissan provides, then read Dwiggins for background. ( That book is well worth owning, BTW. )

Beyond that, I apologize for keeping silent, but we all have our standards that we choose to live by, re. conduct in a forum like this. I'll respect yours if you respect mine.

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Truce, ya'll!

> My own problem with this is that, while I
> have my a/c certification and have rebuilt
> the climate control systems in various cars,
> I haven't worked on the _automatic_ climate
> control system in the 280ZX, only the
> manual system. I could answer
> your questions, but I have a deep aversion
> to talking about things that I have no
> direct experience with, and I will have to
> defer to whatever information any other
> religious-quality source such as
> the factory manual will provide. I just
> don't want to be wrong. If I were to give
> you information about the system on your car
> and it were proven in the end to be
> misleading, that would be no service to you
> or anyone else, and I'm just not gonna do
> it. What we have here is a problem where the
> factory shop manual is rather poorly written
> and sketchy ( on this subject, ) which is
> quite uncharacteristic of Nissan shop
> manuals. If you wanted to be your own
> judge as to reading between the lines
> of a rather nebulous technical description
> such as Nissan provides, then read Dwiggins
> for background. ( That book is well worth
> owning, BTW. )

> Beyond that, I apologize for keeping silent,
> but we all have our standards that we choose
> to live by, re. conduct in a forum like
> this. I'll respect yours if you respect
> mine.

> Doug Dawson
> [email protected]

Good point Doug! I live by the old principle of Better to be thought a fool, than open ones mouth and remove all doubt. Only a person that expresses an opinion without the experience to back it up can be called a fool! I tend to be very quiet for good reason.

No offense intended to anyone. I think we all pick each others brains because we love our cars and enjoy working on them. Personally, I can't stand the thought of forking over the cash to a garage!

As Phantom would say.

Seasons greetings to all!
 
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