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.
In the Great Northwest!
[This message has been edited by NW-Fiero (edited 04-28-2014).]