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PostSubject: heater core replacement   Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:04 pm

it was pretty easy, I just took my time. There were a couple of 5.5 millimeter bolts in the back that are tight against the fire wall. You have to pull back the carpet and insulator. It took me about two hours but I was at work at the time fetching parts for my techs. I think a good hour is reasonable time to complete. I didn't use any special tools.







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PostSubject: Re: heater core replacement   Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:51 pm

I'm glad it was easy enough. What made you swap it out?
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PostSubject: Re: heater core replacement   Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:12 pm

Nice. Hey look, DGGM! Very Happy 

I need to pull that cover off and take a look at mine, something tells me it might be misaligned in the housing and letting air from the blower pass by it instead of through it.
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PostSubject: Re: heater core replacement   Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:39 am

If you ever need to do it again, pull the passenger seat out. It's amazing how much room that gives you to work in there. Also, did you put RTV around the edges of the cover before putting it back in? They have a habit of leaking condensation from the AC onto the carpet once you disturb it.
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PostSubject: Re: heater core replacement   Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:50 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
I'm glad it was easy enough. What made you swap it out?

it was leaking! so bad I barely made it to work on saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: heater core replacement   Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:52 am

95brmw wrote:
If you ever need to do it again, pull the passenger seat out.  It's amazing how much room that gives you to work in there.  Also, did you put RTV around the edges of the cover before putting it back in?  They have a habit of leaking condensation from the AC onto the carpet once you disturb it.


oops I did not use RTV. I'll have to check that. The front seat idea is great I'll have do that when
I re-seal the lower cover..Arrow 
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PostSubject: Re: heater core replacement   Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:01 pm

mikiehews wrote:
95brmw wrote:
If you ever need to do it again, pull the passenger seat out.  It's amazing how much room that gives you to work in there.  Also, did you put RTV around the edges of the cover before putting it back in?  They have a habit of leaking condensation from the AC onto the carpet once you disturb it.


oops I did not use RTV. I'll have to check that. The front seat idea is great I'll have do that when
I re-seal the lower cover..Arrow 

Just keep an eye on it when you use the AC. If the underside of the passenger floor mat is wet, you have a problem. If not, just go with it Arrow 
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