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Where to buy EA81 heater core?


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#1 mikeshoup

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:37 PM

In the mornings when I turn on my heater I get a brief sweet smell. Suspect its the heater core.

Where do you buy a heater core for an EA81? I found one place that has them for $119... more than I want to spend. Also, they have a separate listing for w and w/o A/C. Is there a difference?

Also, while I have the dash apart, what else should I replace? Something about the heater control valve? What is that and where can I get it?

Thanks!

#2 Durania

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:51 PM

Figured I would beat the rest of you all to it by saying junkyard.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:52 PM

Posted ImageHeater Core 1980-1989 Subaru DL/Justy/GL/XT-6/Brat

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:54 PM

Figured I would beat the rest of you all to it by saying junkyard.

With how much work goes into replacing a heater core, I'm not going to spend 4 hours tearing a dash apart at a junkyard just to get another leaky heater core.

Jonas: That eBay heater core lists its for EA81s, EA82s, Justys, etc. I don't think they're the same, so I'm not really going to trust I'll get the right part. Thanks for trying though!

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:13 PM

Good point.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:19 PM

actually if you scroll down further there is a list of all soobs that the core will fit, and it's quite a bit of them. but anyway hope you find one! :headbang:

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 05:49 PM

LUVMYBRAT still has one in his turbo Brat Mike. I bet he'd let you have it if you come up and take the dsh out to get it. I know its good since I drove the car for a little while... He wants the mint dash so I bet if you take it out, he'd give you the heater core;)

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 05:53 PM

LUVMYBRAT still has one in his turbo Brat Mike. I bet he'd let you have it if you come up and take the dsh out to get it. I know its good since I drove the car for a little while... He wants the mint dash so I bet if you take it out, he'd give you the heater core;)

154 miles to Laramie from Golden. That's 308 miles round trip. With mileage at about 20mpg in my wagon, that's $35 in gas round trip. Gonna need more from you than a heater core if I go up there.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:43 PM

154 miles to Laramie from Golden. That's 308 miles round trip. With mileage at about 20mpg in my wagon, that's $35 in gas round trip. Gonna need more from you than a heater core if I go up there.


there might be more parts up here if you want them. I also have a single range 4wd EA81 tranny with 83,000 miles on it. Just let me know what all you still need and I'll see if I have it.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:14 AM

an easier way to replace the core....
http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=49964

the control valve is a dealer only part. $110-130 usually. the do tend to corrode. the core pictured in the auction is an ea81 style core....

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:40 AM

the control valve is a dealer only part. $110-130 usually. the do tend to corrode. the core pictured in the auction is an ea81 style core....

That much? WOW

http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=8037257323

Get 'em while they're still available!

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:58 AM

At that price I would definately grab one as you may find you need it instead of the core when you get inside there. I've heard more cases of the valve failing than the core itself (with regard to leakage, not clogging).

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