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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-29-2016, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Heater core - ACDelco - Made in China???

Bought the ACDelco heater core on Amazon. Looks like the part number stamped on the unit is not the same as on the ACDelco sticker on the box. Unit has "Made In China" stamped on the unit. Is this a fraud or is ACDelco now sourcing in China? Why would the unit not have an ACDelco brand stamp or PN?

Any recommendations for a heater core made in USA?
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https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/222024729899

I put one of these in my 1985 impala and it did fit. I haven't run the car since, but it was VERY close in dimensions to the one I took out.

If it didn't fit for you, you'd have no problem selling it. I was tempted to buy it now as a third spare, but I'm tiring to be a better person in 2016.

I have a very descriptive thread regarding this model vs the part number intended for the 94 to 96 on this forum. This one is actually listed for 92 and 93 I think.

Good luck, buy it and make America Great Again!

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Sorry, I meant my 1995 impala... NOT 1985.

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Heater Core

I just bought one for my 95 wagon from Rock Auto, and it was in a box with another brand on it initially, but had a AC Delco sticker over the original label. I questioned Rock Auto about it, and they assured me it met the specifications of AC Delco. I had it installed, and time will tell if it holds up or not. The biggest problem I had with it was that I paid a premium price for the name, when I could have bought the off brand for considerably less.

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Name the "off" brand

Bob D would you please name the "off" brand that
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Many brands have different product levels for the same part. So with your info and a little research a cheaper part with the same AC Delco specifications may be possible.

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I just bought one for my 95 wagon from Rock Auto, and it was in a box with another brand on it initially, but had a AC Delco sticker over the original label. I questioned Rock Auto about it, and they assured me it met the specifications of AC Delco.
Unless they have the permission from ACDelco to re-label a part from another manufacturer, they're engaging in fraud. It doesnt matter if it "meets their specs". If its not licensed ACDelco, its not ACDelco.


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Clearly stated Made in China on the description

I should have paid more attention to the description. It was clearly stated this part was Made In China. Googled the part number and found The part number on the actual item 90778 matches Autozone's brand for $10 less. Also see this part number show up under Ebay for $20 less. This part number is being sold by every Tom Dick and Harry for less.

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https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/222024729899

I put one of these in my 1985 impala and it did fit. I haven't run the car since, but it was VERY close in dimensions to the one I took out.

If it didn't fit for you, you'd have no problem selling it. I was tempted to buy it now as a third spare, but I'm tiring to be a better person in 2016.

I have a very descriptive thread regarding this model vs the part number intended for the 94 to 96 on this forum. This one is actually listed for 92 and 93 I think.

Good luck, buy it and make America Great Again!
Missed it by a day

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That is a 91-3 Delphi heater core that the ebay guy sells.. The ends are not flared for the hose, ya you cam make it work but its not exact. I have an NOS AC delco heater core and a Delphi heater core. 91-3 style. Ill have to try to make one of them work one day.

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The one I got from him does have flared ends.

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