heater core leaking

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by 1970whitess, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. lumpy12

    lumpy12 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Why don't you replace the heater core? Our car, a 73 w/out AC, wasn't as bad a job as the internet will tell you. Just budget a day and find a kid who can get a wrench on the hard to get to parts :)

  2. 2ndgenchris

    2ndgenchris Member

    Mar 5, 2014
    Brunswick, Ohio

    I thought you could just put a half inch plug in the water pump and a half inch plug into the intake to bypass it? That is what I did. Anything wrong with that?
  3. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Ontario, Canada
    You can buy curved hoses.
  4. garyandcindy

    garyandcindy Veteran Member

    Oct 20, 2004
    You can buy a fitting that is 3/4 on one end and 5/8 on the other at any parts store.Simply cut the hoses at a easy to get to place and insert the fitting.This will get you buy.But I would go ahead and set a day aside and replace the core and install new hoses at the same time.No big deal to do.Just time consuming.

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