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 Post subject: how much 4 a heater core?
Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:21 pm 
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hi guys,
i pulled up my carpet and its f**k saturated i think the heater core may have shat itself. how much are they worth
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Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:28 pm 
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the heater core is a C*** of a job man
i just did mine recently
i changed the heater and air con cores

here are some pics of mine

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rusted heater core
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at the time i also got my radiator reconditioned for about $70
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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:24 am 
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ouch man! didnt realise it was that bad when i saw your car with the whole dash out when you were fixing that bastard
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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:19 pm 
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before you pull dash out, check to see if your losing radiator water first should give a good indication, run the heater on hot with car runnin and observe to see if its leaking and another good indication if the heater cores gone that you will have steam up your windscreen , like a kettle boiling next to a window.

i would be looking at the recirc/fresh air flap the tend to break leaving the flap open all the time. another thing that comes to mind is the air con evavaportor drain pipe clear(inside the engine bay)

i can tell you that i just had my evaporator replaced and had the heater core done at the same time for $500 by norms autoair in ringwood, to big of a job for me ,left it to a profesional.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:09 pm 
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Hey, everyone should do at least ONE heater core job - if for no other reason than to appreciate how good value it is to pay some other poor sucker $500 to do it.

Things to remember:

1. Make sure it IS the heater core before starting the job
2. If you start the job and it turns out NOT to be the heater core, change the bastard anyway. Coz if you don't, the heater core in there WILL blow in about 6 months time.
3. The money you pay for someone else to do it will include them regassing your AC. This alone is worth ~$130.
4. Ring around for quotes - it's a common job in a common car and most radiator places will be able to do it in MUCH less time than you can. Quotes I had ranged from $500 to $900. I ended up going to Natrad in Canberra.
5. If money is tight, you can just bypass the heater core (until winter hits) and save up the $$$. You won't need heating for a few months from now anyway.

I hope my message is soaking in over there :-)
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 Post subject: Re: how much 4 a heater core?
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:53 am 
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shot wrote:
hi guys,
i pulled up my carpet and its f**k saturated i think the heater core may have shat itself. how much are they worth
Look online or the wreckers, I dont envy the job as bad as a/c!
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 Post subject: Re: how much 4 a heater core?
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:54 am 
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shot wrote:
hi guys,
i pulled up my carpet and its f**k saturated i think the heater core may have shat itself. how much are they worth
Look online or the wreckers, I dont envy the job as bad as a/c!
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