Ok, so there is either a MAJOR quality issue with heater cores these days or there is something else going on with my 96 Impala as my heater core is leaking AGAIN after just several months of last changing it. I have already checked my cooling system for electrolisys and that was negative. I have inspected inside the heater box to make sure there isn't anything that could be poking a hole in the core and now i'm lost as to why my car seems to like eating heater cores. What is THE BEST brand of heater core currently available? I have ran AC Delco's twice and Spectra once and Vista Pro once. I'm getting tired of replacing these damn things and even more tired of wasting money on anti-freeze.
I think it is just a crapshoot as to the quality. I went thru 2 failures in a couple of months then the third one has lasted 3 years so far. Fortunately, my mechanic did the job including the parts so the failures didn't cost me anything. All the cores came from CarQuest and I usually don't have any problems with their parts.
Having said that, I just replaced the VSS on the '94 T-Bird and two replacement parts in a row were bad. Again, it didn't cost me anything, but it has got to be the crappy Chinese parts.
'95 9c1, pcmperformance.com 93 tune, Dynomax Ultraflo catback, K & N box filter, LT4 KM, 160 stat, 3.08 Posi.
Ok, so there is either a MAJOR quality issue with heater cores these days or there is something else going on with my 96 Impala as my heater core is leaking AGAIN after just several months of last changing it.
1994 RMW 80K, clear corners, Gary's cables - battery, headlight, mech fan delete, air pump delete, home plate/first base delete, Bill Harper wiper arm mod, Corvette starter, 1LE elbow, Team SS pipe, K&N filter swiss cheese airbox, throttle body bypass, LED headlights.