Heater core comparison question

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by webshot, Jan 10, 2007.


  1. 4G-KDMP

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    thanks for the links.
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    Are you asking about the metal tubes on the lower intake? Are they missing? As was said, the hoses have unique sizes and will only fit the correct tubes. And I got new rubber hoses from my local Ford dealer also last year, for about $25 or so.

    Here is a pic of the lower intake metal tubes from an ebay auction. The heater core hoses attach to the left side openings:

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    Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/87-9...9QQihZ016QQcategoryZ33548QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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    Thanks folks.....man I love stangnet!!!
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    can someone please explain to me why a newly installed heater core would last ony 6 months!:eek: i just recently did mine... and i dont really wanna do it agian!

    ps i slightly, Very slightly brushed a few fins on the HVAC box while putting the heater core in ... i hope that doesnt cause iit to leak!
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    crazypete All my crevices are greased.

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    They only last 6 months because the surfaces are not painted....the core is made of lesser materials and is under pressure.

    This is why I recommended the tranny cooler. It IS painted, made of all aluminum so it wont rust and designed for much higher pressures than a heater core.
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    Got a link or a part number? How about the install - the tranny cooler can't be a direct bolt-in, can it? Does the thing rattle around in the heater box?
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    IT ISNT THAT HARD...I GOT MINE FROM 50 RESTO..ITS BEEN GOOD FOR ONE YEAR NOW.
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    Yeah what he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    crazypete All my crevices are greased.

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    I like it whats part number ect:flag:
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    yeah i been thinkin of a homeade something like a tuba type core w/out the fragile fins!:nice:
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    trans cooler eh? im gunna have to look into this..
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    tmoss- thats because the ebay listing was back in April, think ebay only keeps the listings up 30 days after the auction has ended.
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    Your link didn't work for me. If you guys just know the part number that will work because I found a bunch when I searched tru-cool on ebay. Also when you say we'll have to adapt the lines can you give us an idea of what you're talking about? Better yet give us a step by step with some detailed pictures so we can put this in the useful tech thread :D.
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    tmoss Gettin Wired Founding Member

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    he's done the install, I think it's too late for a step-by-step but the part # would be good. Did it fit into the alloted space?
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    sorry about that, should have double checked it. i did the same as you, searched "tru cool transmission" and was trying to show everything that popped up.


    agreed with tmoss, a part # on the one used would be helpful if available.

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