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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:21 pm 
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i was on my way home from Repco.. and there was a rather large BANG.... and then steam filled my cabin :shock:

turns out, the heater core has been blown to bits.

how much roughly would a new one cost?

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:28 pm 
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I paid $215 about a month ago from repco, not trade price.
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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:30 pm 
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f**k thats just what i need... more expensive repairs for a bloody EA. i think i will just get the mechanic to bypass it.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:34 pm 
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Its a dash out repair, so most of the cost is labour, the core should be cheap enough from a wrecker. There will be a recharge cost and new receiver dryer for the AC if fitted.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:55 pm 
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Its a dash out repair, so most of the cost is labour, the core should be cheap enough from a wrecker. There will be a recharge cost and new receiver dryer for the AC if fitted.


why do u need to replace the receiver dryer? and how much are they worth?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:00 pm 
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I was advised a few years ago by a a/c mechanic to lower the radiator cap kpa.
He had seen quite a few go in his time and believes that 120 is far too high and drops them down to 110 (iirc).

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:05 pm 
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hes probable talking about old holdens which did this...the heater cores were rated lower than the radiator!!

 

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why do u need to replace the receiver dryer? and how much are they worth?


You dont have too, but its a good idea to do it whilst the AC has no gas (u have to displace it when you remove the heaterbox as it is one)

The rec/dryer would be 10+ years old, and a fair amount of condensation would be in the system, by replacing it you'll prolong the compressor life and evap! as it will prevent icing etc.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:44 pm 
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get one from a wreckers shouldn't be too dear but tell them to leave it the core in the box much easier to remove old one and just straight bolt in the new core/box

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:03 pm 
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sounds crazy, but on my first EA which I sold, I busted my heater core by changing the hose that goes to this via the firewall, and didn't fix the core! The car was $500, I don't have the time I used to, so I though fk it! So bypassed it and direct route back to the block, saves another hose too. Aaand yes it's fkn cold here! .. I do love the heater in the new EA S I got tho, so it is better. I think I was quoted a few hundred last year.. main reason I thought fk it.

 

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