Looping heater core question.

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Looping heater core question.

Post by titansxt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:29 pm

I've gotta do this to get my car running again. Who here has done this and what size pipe/tube/whatever did you use? I'm unfamiliar with what the ID of our heater lines are.

Is it also just as simple as cutting the lines and installing a loop or is there more involved?
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:15 pm

Chris04sxt wrote:No U bends in copper at Lowes so I had to improvise.
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It certainly ain't the prettiest thing, but it will get me by for the week.

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Thanks again Occasional Demons (what is your name anyways?) and Frank for all of your quick responses.
Looks like 1/2" tube. Or you could get a section of preformed heater hose that makes a 180º. Regular straight hose will just kink.
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Post by titansxt » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:33 am

Thanks again. For others who might see this, it is best to make the bend(s) as wide as possible to keep the coolant flowing smoothly at all engine speeds.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:42 am

This is nearly identical to what sidepipe and I did to "fix" my heater core problem. Couple 90s soldered up and painted black.

I've had 0 coolant loss since, no leaks, and my two bends don't have that spacer in it. It's just two 90s. Works like a charm :thumbup: until next winter I suppose...

I can get pictures if anyone needs to see another version of what OD posted.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:41 am

If you can find one...

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:36 pm

^ ideal! Thankfully someone had recently re-plumbed their wash closet and spare plumbing parts lying around.

Heh. Parts made from Elkhart, IN, lying around in Pittsburgh just for me to drive from Elkhart and use them.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:01 pm

Nibco ftw!
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