Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 19:52:15 -0400
From: "waycoolstuff!" <>
Subject: Heater core replaced, Yeah!!

Update: heater core replacement completed. Only another five hours today(!). This project was NOT fun. Good luck to others who will need to do this. One tip I learned: before reinstalling the padded lower dash pad, re connect the heater control rod arm to the heater control via laying on your back on the front seats, look up into the backside of the dash where you can easily see the male end of the heater control. Next carefully remove one of the switches on the control panel next to the heater control (i suggest the hazard switch) now you can orient the rod via your left and right hand's/fingers from the front and back of the dash and get it into place without guessing. After this workout, I'm almost ready to tackle cylinder head gasket. Of course you know I will probably end up pulling the engine out and doing a top end overhaul. Why the hell not?????????/ "James Sweet" <> wrote in message news:1VYFc.23178$%_6.16302nospami_s01... > > "waycoolstuff!" <> wrote in message > > > forgot to mention that the replacement heater core is next to new (rebuilt > > and used for short while) however while going through all the trouble of > > replacing the core, figured might as well take advantage of the space and > > replace the dash lightbulbs that are burnt out. > > That's the one case where a used part isn't so bad, if you get lucky and > find one that's almost new. > > Replace all the dash bulbs, not just the ones that are burned out. Bulbs are > cheap, the good ones will burn out soon enough if you don't replace them. > >

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