Heater core box help

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by StfSocal, May 22, 2019.

  1. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is ridiculous. Sorry you got shafted like this.

    What radiator guy in his right mind thinks that's sufficient? It's not like he didn't see what it looked like when you dropped it off.

    If I were you, I'd show him a picture of mine and have him do it correctly - and on his dime/time. That's totally unacceptable.

    That said, I'd put that on the shelf and just get one from Gound Up. That's never going to seal in the heater box without a ton of work.
     
  2. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    I bought my new heater core from year one a few years back. Haven’t installed the box yet. I’ll see if I can find the part number.
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  3. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    I paid $32.19 back in 2015. Had to have a 25 or 30% off promo code that they usually run during holidays. It’s an AC car too.

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  4. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    Very cool, thanks for the info!

    At this point I think that I will probably go ahead and order a replacement. At least I still have the factory tanks right? lol. In the future i could always see about having the OEM heater core redone.
     
  5. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

  6. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Absolutely!

    Send them out here when you're ready.
     
  7. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    Ya I wish I would have taken you up on that before committing to the shop here :oops:, oh well. Not end of the world right?

    Luckily with the long weekend, I should be able to get the whole box cleaned and ready for assembly.
     
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  8. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    Welp, got the heater core in from Ground Up SS396. Looks like it’s not gonna work. Tubes are way to close and done appear to be the correct angles. See the pics.
     

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  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Scott,

    My offer to have my guy do your OEM one still stands.

    Let me know....
     
  10. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Scott - you can move the tubes a bit - just be gentle.
     
  11. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    I may have to do that, it’s just gonna suck to have to eat that kind of money. I’ll let you know Brett.

    Bill, I would heat up the tubes and slightly bend them, but I think I’m just gonna return it. My luck it’ll break and I’ll be out the $$ :mad:
     
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  12. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    Welp, ordered a heater core thru YearOne. It finally came in and it's aluminum. No mention of that on their website otherwise I would have not ordered it. So this one gets returned as well.

    Brett, I will take you up on your offer. Message me where to send my messed up original to lol.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  13. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    PM coming.
     

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