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Need some help to finish my engine swap by classic ccg
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I got a fiero with a bad engine so I put a 2.8 back in my car so it would be easy to get running, but I'm so unlucky I still have problems. I think the problem is a heater core hose, and I think it goes to the top of the water pump, but the hose is too short. The engine I pulled out does not have the smaller pipe on the top of the water pump. If this is not where the hose goes can someone show me where it goes or how to fix it?

I need to get this fixed asap because my daughter is starting school soon and we need two cars up and running.

In pic one you see the hose.

http://s1248.photobucket.co....jpg.html?sort=3&o=4


Pic two is where I think it goes to the top of the water pump.

http://s1248.photobucket.co....jpg.html?sort=3&o=6


Pic three is showing the engine I pulled not having the smaller pipe on the top.

http://s1248.photobucket.co....jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

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I believe you are right. It's hard to tell in this close up picture. I believe the nipple it attaches to is just to the left, here in this picture. If its too short, just buy another hose. they are not expensive.

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Ok, so I went outside, in the dark, just for you. That hose attaches to a nipple that is just below the big radiator hose that attaches to to fill port, where the t-stat is located. Which in the picture above is exactly what I was talking about. It also looks plenty long enough.

Jim

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I will try and fix it tonight thank you for your help

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

Ok, so I went outside, in the dark, just for you. That hose attaches to a nipple that is just below the big radiator hose that attaches to to fill port, where the t-stat is located. Which in the picture above is exactly what I was talking about. It also looks plenty long enough.

Jim



thank you so much for the fix i feel dumb

and in pic two what hose goes there ?

maybe some pic ?

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This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.

I'll have to go look, and get a pic, when the sun comes up for pic 2. However, from memory, it is another coolant hose that goes toward the rear of the car,(trunk side) then i think down an around the engine.

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What year Fiero are you putting the engine into?
87 & 88 do not use the pipe on the water pump for the heater core return, it runs to the small nipple on the passenger side under car coolant pipe.
The 85 & 86 use the pipe on the water pump as the heater core return.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

What year Fiero are you putting the engine into?
87 & 88 do not use the pipe on the water pump for the heater core return, it runs to the small nipple on the passenger side under car coolant pipe.
The 85 & 86 use the pipe on the water pump as the heater core return.


Good catch. I have a nasty habit of assuming everyone else's car is the same as mine just because its a Fiero.

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I'm not going to be able to get you a picture today, but if yours is an 86 like mine, that hose from the water pump in pic 2 heads towards the trunk, and connect to a metal nipple there.

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

What year Fiero are you putting the engine into?
87 & 88 do not use the pipe on the water pump for the heater core return, it runs to the small nipple on the passenger side under car coolant pipe.
The 85 & 86 use the pipe on the water pump as the heater core return.



its a 87 gt how woulg i block it off?
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Thank you for all the help my car is a 87 gt how would can i block that off?
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