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Connected the heater and saw why it was disconnected. Water everywhere. So I tried to source a new core but not easy and quite expensive I thought. So I'm going to give it a go myself. Its all dismantled now and on the bench. I am going to coil some 10mm (3/8"for the uninitiated) soft copper tubing together with the necessary fittings in place of the old core. Its a cheap fix but hopefully will do the job. We shall see.
 

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You live somewhere that you don't need heat or defrosters??
Not quite. The truck has just been imported from California to the UK (London area) hence the disconnected heater. A new heater element is £300 ($450). That's why I'm going to have a go.
 

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450 don't you guys have salvage yards there.. GM heater cores are all similar easier to make one fit than make a new one, but good luck either way
 

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All done

I removed the old core and replaced it with a coil of 10mm (3/8") soft copper micro bore tubing. Well it works ok, Not perfect but it works and at £8 ($12) total cost is good enough for me. As its only a small cab it should be ok.


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