If your rear heater/core was leaking would you...

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Jake Wooldridge, Jan 13, 2019 at 9:14 PM.

If your rear heater/core was leaking would you...

  1. Replace the heater to preserve "stock" factor

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  2. Plug it and remove it

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  1. Jake Wooldridge

    Jake Wooldridge

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    I can't decide if I should remove and plug off the rear heater or replace it and keep it as stock as possible. I am going for the purist approach so thats the only reason i am on the fence about removing it. I live in Austin, TX so I don't need it by any means but I do appreciate the unmolested idea of the ladder option. Let me know your thoughts.
     
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    Patch it and put it back :meh:
     
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    Rear core or front core?
     
  4. Jake Wooldridge

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    Rear core. Assuming thats what it is since coolant is leaking from the center and not the hoses.
     
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    One of the seams probably crushed and split ... clean it and solder it

    A radiator shop can do it for about $50
     
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    Fix it and go, I have a spare laying around my garage, just in case the one I’m running starts to leak. Swap em out real quick and fix the leaky one.
     
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    Fix and put it back. You may want to run it some day when your truck is overheating and you need to dump heat. I had a shop fix 3 cores for me, for $150. Not all shops will want to work on those 'funny round cores' but I found a guy who was a craftsman and not a button-pusher, and he was happy to do it.
     
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    this is good info. I was in the exact same boat.
     
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    Okay sweet. Sounds like I will look for a Radiator Shop and get a quote for a repair.

    Cheers!
     
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