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Old 11-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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OK...How's about this.. Instead of going through 800-1000 bucks to replace the heater core, in the F150 how about replumbing the hoses to bypass the core and use an electric heater (maybe two) strategically located to get heat.??? Why not???
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thats what i did all last winter! i didnt feel like replacing it in the cold and the shope wanted 800 so i waited till spring and ran electric ones
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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-j9tjwZ91sh1

they dont cost much just do the work yourself I did a bypass and I have no problem (i live in FL)
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you got to pull the whole dash out and use a motor hoist to hold it over the front seats to get it done without removing steeringwheel and all that
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you got to pull the whole dash out and use a motor hoist to hold it over the front seats to get it done without removing steeringwheel and all that
I got a low charge mechanic offer beer to ur mechanic lol I will only pay $200 to get mine done
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I have a 20 mile drive to work. The cost of extension cords to reach that far would probably be more than a new heater core.
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I have a 20 mile drive to work. The cost of extension cords to reach that far would probably be more than a new heater core.
do it you wont

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is your heater core leaking? go to a drug store and ask the pill pusher in the white coat for some water glass dump this stuff in your rad and take the truck for a drive this stuff will seal up heater core leaks water pump leaks and every other thing that can leak in the coolant system its about 6 bucks a bottle but best stuff i have ever used and have been using it for years
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oh by the way a drug store is the only place i know to get water glass auto parts stores dont carry it
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OK...How's about this.. Instead of going through 800-1000 bucks to replace the heater core, in the F150 how about replumbing the hoses to bypass the core and use an electric heater (maybe two) strategically located to get heat.??? Why not???
Most auto parts store carry a brass hose coupler kit you can use to bypass the heater core, thats what I did when mine went
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