4g61t.org

Specializing in the 3g CSM
It is currently Sat May 26, 2018 1:11 am

All times are UTC-05:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: heater core blues.....
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:34 pm 
Offline
Restricted Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:05 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Central Alberta Canada
Today I set out to replace the heater core on the buggy. The dash was "interesting" to remove and the heater box easy to take out as you can see....

Image

Image

Image

While changing the core I pushed a little too hard on the pipes and CRACK!!! Broke the weld.

Image

Ok, off I go to the rad shop. They wont fix it, don't have the material to weld it properly. Excuse me!? I went to college for refrigeration so soldering brass isn't a big problem. They're just too F'ing lazy. So I get my propane torch kit with solder and flux and off I go to the back yard to weld my brains out. What do you think?

Image

Hopefully if all goes well it will be back in action for Monday. Fingers crossed.... 8)


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:51 am 
Offline
Some call me a god

Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:03 pm
Posts: 1134
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Nice repair.

I did the same to my 3G CSM. I pulled one side of my core off when I was removing an old heater hose. (I should have just cut it). My dad is a plumber and I know soldering this stuff isn't too bad.

_________________
05 wrx wagon
99 Benz ML 320
91 eagle summit swapped - 6/4 bolt combo
94 Audi s4 - sold
88 Eagle Vista Turbo LX sedan, RIP


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:38 pm 
Offline
Restricted Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:05 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Central Alberta Canada
Well, I have most of the dash back together and HEAT GLORIOUS HEAT! Had to let it run off and on for about a day to make sure there was no leaks. Its dry and I am happy with the outcome. Hard to believe full blown rad shops wouldn't touch it to fix a simple soldered joint. I won't be shopping there anytime soon that's for sure! Pics to follow... as soon as the rain ends :supz:


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC-05:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited