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3800 SC Plugged coolant lines by Merlinhaggard
Started on: 04-27-2014 10:03 PM
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Last post by: bomluuk on 04-28-2014 02:42 PM
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Report this Post04-27-2014 10:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MerlinhaggardClick Here to Email MerlinhaggardSend a Private Message to MerlinhaggardEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I plugged both of the heater core hoses. Is that OK? All I have is in from the radiator and out to the radiator.
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as long as they don't leak. they have no effect on cooling the engine.....no harm in plug hoses or hooking together with a splicer pipe.

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they have no effect on cooling the engine


Really? You can gain about 10 to 20% by just turning the heater up on high and running the blower, it is not plesant, but it will cool off a hot car faster than anything else you can do. Larry
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Originally posted by Merlinhaggard:

I plugged both of the heater core hoses. Is that OK? All I have is in from the radiator and out to the radiator.


U don't plan on using ur heater?
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I was not addressing the efficiency of the heater core removal, rather the hazard to the system. Lets take a pole....who drives with the heater on full blast (except in the winter).....to cool the engine......(well maybe Los Angeles Freeway parking).....taking out the thermostat would have a greater cooling effect and comfort level I would think.

I was think along the lines that the heater core was leaking and rather than run the system at full blast and deal with a constant drip on the passenger side carpet. disconnect the hoses and plug them until it can be fixed........but hey.

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Report this Post04-28-2014 02:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bomluukSend a Private Message to bomluukEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It is my understanding that they should not be plugged but conntected together, essentially bypassing the heater core. But I guess it really depends on what year. 86 and earlier uses the return of the heater core to complete the coolant flow.
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