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Heater Core

anupaum

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It's been on its last legs for awhile, but I've been reluctant to do anything about it. Why, you ask?

Because the supercharger is in the way . . . It's in the way of EVERYTHING.

The heater core itself loosens easily enough, but the hoses that connect it to the engine block are right behind the blower's intake plenum. I had very little room to work with, and wound up chewing one of the hose ends to shreds with a pair of vice grips to remove them. The throttle cable and a vacuum fitting off the plenum were also in the way.

Ugh!

So, after offering the appropriate blood sacrifice to the angry deities of auto repair, I have the heater core out . . . Now, I need to replace the hoses too. And while I'm at it, wouldn't it be nice to get the fan working again? Last winter was a nightmare without a window defroster . . .

The things we do for boost . . .
 


anupaum

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Bad news on the heater motor front . . . I tested the motor today by applying 12 volts directly to the motor, but it didn't spin. That means I have to replace it, which involves taking the blower off again. (What a pain!)

I really need to find a better solution to the heater fan issue.
 

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