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Replaced the heater core today!
86thunderchicken Offline
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Went and spent almost 6-7 hours replacing the heater core today and was successful! The old one was so bad one of the inlet/outlet pipes broke off easily lol! Never thought I would do a heater core myself, I always dreaded it but I just followed cool cats guide and now I have a new heater core 😄
1986 TC 240,000 miles. Walbro 255. Soon to be under the knife for an 87 5 speed swap

1992 Mustang LX 5.0, headers, H pipe, and soon to have subframe connectors to boot!
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Pete D Offline
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Congratulations. You have completed a right of passage. May the TC gods smile upon you!!.
Pete Dunham


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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#3
Yes. Easily the worst TC repair I’ve done (twice, now).

6 or 7 hours is pretty good. I usually start it the first day and finish it the second. But, along the way I’ll clean out the housing, examine the A/C evaporator and comb out the fins, make sure the drainage hole is unplugged, etc. Last time I also replaced the blower motor, THAT wasn’t a lot of fun.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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86thunderchicken Offline
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Can’t imagine the blower motor was much fun ouch!
1986 TC 240,000 miles. Walbro 255. Soon to be under the knife for an 87 5 speed swap

1992 Mustang LX 5.0, headers, H pipe, and soon to have subframe connectors to boot!
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