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any sugestions what would be the best brand of heater core, i figuere from the ford dealer would be best, anything else i should replace while iam down there and lastely anything i should be careful of?
 

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did your car have/had a/c?

if it HAD or HAS a/c you got a core, just hook the heater core hoses to the old A/C core, put your switch to cold to get heat! and heat to get cold, that's what I'ma do when my core takes a dump.

the A/C core is meant to hold over 50 PSI I think so the coolant pressure should be just fine on it, not sure about the heat what that will do but it's meant to be more extreme than the heater core I think, it's worth a shot!!! just lengthen the hoses some, boom boom done you have a new "heater" core that's 3 times stronger than your old heater core, and it's bigger too which means you'll get MORE heat on them cold days!
 

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i ended up dumping my scort when that happend to mine last time round. I know it was a royal pain to undo and replace. Just be aware that if you start to disconnect it, it will dump coolent into your car. I didn't think that it really ran radiatior fluid into the core. I always thought it was a blow by system.
 

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yeah i was thinking of dumping it, but i can't really find another commuter car for cheap so i guess i got to try it.
 

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he who dumps a GT should be shot in the leg

lol j/k but I'm with my GT till it just can't anymore, then I rebuild it unless the frame is totally rusted through, which it won't be I take care of it paint wise too!
 

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he who dumps a GT should be shot in the leg

lol j/k but I'm with my GT till it just can't anymore, then I rebuild it unless the frame is totally rusted through, which it won't be I take care of it paint wise too!
Hmmm funny thing is almost got shot by the car after i junked it. A lug came loose while we were loading it up on the truck.
 

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ha ha it's like the epic story of "THE CAR, who would not give up and go with out a FIGHT"

lol that's pretty funny actually. "no don't take me out coach, I can still race" as oil pours out and all mangled up.

good stuff lol

yeah that heater core will be like a 40 dollar part max, and take maybe 3 hours to rip apart and 4 hours to put back together, it's really not TOO bad.
 

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It's not that hard to replace the heater core. If you know what you're doing you can pull the dash and swap it out in 2-3 hours. Last time I pulled a dash I think it took 47 minutes or so.
 

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yeah I've seen the videos it isn't that hard, just a lot of "remove this, remove that" bata boom bata bing.

well I ran my car all out and my water pump took a dump, pour coolant in it pukes out the front of the motor, so that water pump is coming off today :p goodie goodie.
 

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well last night i went to remove the hoses to by pass it and the whole copper hose came out with it! so at least i had something to connect the two hoses with, i noticed the bolt on the top of the dash is gone so someone did this before and left bolts out hopefully my dash wont crack to much more either.
 

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well i got the new heater core in, did the job myself, last guy left a few bolts out so i fixed that! lets hope this BP stays on the road a bit longer
 

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YAY another BP saved and driven!

keep it going dude :)
 
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