I blew my head gasket a while back, so I figured the heater core could be contaminated, in addition to being old. Also, I'm putting in a new radiator and hoses. I'm also changing from DexCool to BeCool coolant.
So I figured, why not just put in a new heater core and have a really clean system...
So I pulled my heater core to put in a new one. When I put them side by side, the cheap construction of the new one was obvious.
The new one was the best I could find at RockAuto. The new one didn't even have the support that connects the two outlets. (I moved that from the old one to the new one in the pictures)
It also didn't have the 3 straps that are holding in the sides on the OEM.
Also, the new one doesn't have the raised stops on the tubes to hold it in place against the firewall.
I'm actually thinking of taking my old one to a radiator shop to be reconditioned. If I go this route, what should I ask them to do?
Or does anyone know where I can get a GOOD new one?
I've searched the forum and not really found an answer to this one...
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