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Guest Message by DevFuse

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over heating problems fixed

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#1 hmmmnz


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Posted 10 October 2003 - 06:04 PM

:banana: i finally cracked it.. imanaged to kill two birds with one stone....

so so simple. ive had over heating problems from since i first got my car... i brought a new radiator added an extra fan removed the thermostat. hummed and harred as to why i was still losing water all hoses were fine.

also i had water on the passenger floor. i thought it was a leak from the window. so didnt think to much of it.. you can see where this is going....
took off the heater hose and looped it round...
joy oh joy car is running nice and cool.. no more puddle on the floor...:headbang:

#2 ccrinc


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Posted 10 October 2003 - 08:21 PM

What? You didn't want to take the whole dang car, dash and all, apart to put in a new heater core?:banghead:

Hope it doesn't get cold where you are. :brow:


#3 bbbs53


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Posted 10 October 2003 - 10:05 PM

Aw common Emily, having just done a gen 1 and a gen 2 it's just most of the car and the whole dash! Bradd:lol: LMAO!!!!

#4 the_bard


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Posted 10 October 2003 - 10:34 PM

Huh. I've heard that heater cores can be really really bad in vehicles, but I didn't think they'd be that bad. When it went out on my Old's Cutlass Calais, I just had to pull the center console, the trim around the radio, and there it was.

'Course, I think that (and acceleration) were the only things it had on my Subie :banana:

#5 bbbs53


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Posted 10 October 2003 - 11:24 PM

She's correct, 2 1/2 pages in da book, Bradd:boohoo:

#6 eyesore


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Posted 10 October 2003 - 11:55 PM

8 hours labor was the quote I got.

#7 bbbs53


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Posted 11 October 2003 - 01:46 PM

I would say that is about right. I removed the seats when I did mine and it made it a lot easier to get to a lot of the hard to reach bolts. Once you have the heater proper out, except for putting the hoses back on the valve, it goes pretty fast. There is an article in the fix-it forum that has a way to remove it by cutting it out. I used the opportunity to replace my dash's with coverlay covers and do some other painting and clean up on hard to get to places. I replaced the carpet, and undercoated the floor pans and put down a layer of sound deadening material. It is a royal pain in the rear, but I have to have it or the windows freeze and you can't see. Good luck, look at it as an opportunity to do several other things at the same time. It has always amused me that the running gear is bullet proff, but the rest of the car will rust or sun rot right around you. Go figure, Bradd:banghead:

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