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#6122844 - 01/12/18 04:30 PM Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
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Tactical20 posted about doing a heater core in his truck. Thought I would post the one I am doing at work right now. Its a 2006 Buick mini van. Had to pull it this far apart to get the cover off to get the core out.

Which is easier than most, usually you have to pull the heater box completely oit and change the core on a work bench.

I always laugh and tell people you have to be a little off mentally to work on modern cars for a living, that or really like jigsaw puzzles.




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#6122899 - 01/12/18 05:31 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Jim Frazier Offline
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That's just stupid !

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#6122937 - 01/12/18 05:56 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
ratbrain Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
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The engineers wouldn't design them like that (buried heater cores etc.) if they had to work on them.

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#6122958 - 01/12/18 06:19 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Line Jumper Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
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Is is said an engineer will crawl across 10 beautiful women to _ _ _ _ a mechanic!

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#6123004 - 01/12/18 06:51 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
mudtracker Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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I hate to think what the bill is going to be on that repair. Its ridiculous the way they build some of this stuff. Heater cores don't go out while they are still under warranty so what do the manufacturers care?
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#6123027 - 01/12/18 07:10 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Chuckles84 Offline
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It books as a 4 hour job, but that wont affect me because I am paid hourly. Took me about 2.5 hours to get the core out on the bench. So will probably be 5-6 hours in it when I am done.

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#6123033 - 01/12/18 07:20 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Tactical.20 Offline
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It would take me four hours to take it apart, dang that is nuts

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#6123037 - 01/12/18 07:22 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
hrdtoflw Offline
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Makes about as much sense as a furnace filter, under the footing! Did I ever say I hate working on vekicles?
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#6123113 - 01/12/18 08:48 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Tactical.20 Offline
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I would break something for sure, lol
I should have installed a new radio with dash out, one day for a few minutes the channel changed constantly, never saw that before


Edited by Tactical.20 (01/12/18 08:52 PM)

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#6123120 - 01/12/18 08:52 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Tactical.20]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Almost impossible to go that far and something not break. Just have to make sure its not something structural or an important bolt hole.

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#6123122 - 01/12/18 08:54 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: ratbrain]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ratbrain
The engineers wouldn't design them like that (buried heater cores etc.) if they had to work on them.


Yep, but when all you have to do is draw it everything is easy.

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#6123196 - 01/12/18 10:45 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
lee steinmeyer Offline
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My wifes car was in the shop a few years back, and the mechanic slipped with a ratchet and broke the windsheild. They were not happy campers!
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#6123384 - 01/13/18 08:06 AM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: lee steinmeyer]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: lee steinmeyer
My wifes car was in the shop a few years back, and the mechanic slipped with a ratchet and broke the windsheild. They were not happy campers!


yuck, I havent done that...yet.

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#6123404 - 01/13/18 08:24 AM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Tactical.20 Offline
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I was lucky, a rock cracked mine in beginning of trapping season

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#6123663 - 01/13/18 01:26 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
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I know you guys don't understand engineers. And, that it is easy to blame them when you are in the middle of a "big" project like that.

But, if you were to think about it logically, a 4 or 5 hour repair on something that lasts a decade seems like a fair trade off. Where would you have located it? On top of the dash?

If it weren't for engineers you mechanix would all be unemployed. smile
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#6123672 - 01/13/18 01:34 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Tactical.20 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Maybe a box on firewall unbolt cover and replace

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#6123706 - 01/13/18 02:32 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: T-Rex]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: T-Rex
If it weren't for engineers you mechanix would all be unemployed. smile


thats the truth. In all honesty though the engineer is just given pararmeter to build a certain part, he does not have the benefit of seeing or designing the entire vehicle.


Edited by Chuckles84 (01/13/18 03:20 PM)

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#6123724 - 01/13/18 03:02 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
goldnut Offline
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Registered: 10/01/11
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Loc: western pa
If the guy who owns that is a friend of yours (or someone you dont want to be friends with) you should tie a dead fish up in there before you put it back together! laugh
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#6123845 - 01/13/18 05:08 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
wamp Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
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Loc: indiana
use to pull them from the motor side of firewall before most you were born
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#6123875 - 01/13/18 05:34 PM Re: Hey Tac20 heres my Current heater core job at work [Re: Chuckles84]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
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Loc: SW Pa
I think I would have to sell it or save it for summer use only. smile

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