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 Post subject: Viscous Heater Delete Kits Available
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:18 pm 
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If you would like to remove and eliminate your worn out or leaking Viscous Heater and / or plumbing, or you just want to get rid of the VH?
I have developed a viscous heater elimination kit using strong and lightweight billet aluminum bar stock, a Gates idler pulley, and a grade 8 mounting bolt.
Direct bolt on replacement for the viscous heater, uses original VH mounting bolts and reuses stock serpentine belt. No other parts required!
Heater hose rerouting & modification is covered in written install procedures which comes with kit.
I have tested it on my personal vehicle now for a couple of months and it functions perfectly with no issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Viscous Heater Delete Kits Available
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:27 pm 
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How is the Model 001 thermostat working for you, and did you have any fitment issues mounting it to the engine OR to your viscous heater delete kit?


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 Post subject: Re: Viscous Heater Delete Kits Available
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:08 pm 
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TURBO-DIESEL-FREAK wrote:
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How is the Model 001 thermostat working for you, and did you have any fitment issues mounting it to the engine OR to your viscous heater delete kit?

No fitment issues with the thermostat or the viscous heater delete bracket & pulley. The temperature gauge does seem to rise to a little higher value than it did with the factory thermostat. Now settles out a little bit above 12:00 (straight up)

The VH delete bracket & pulley is a direct replacement for the OEM viscous heater and bolts right in using original bolts in place of the factory VH unit. High quality Gates pulley and reuses the stock serpentine belt. Rerouting of the heater hose to bypass the viscous heater is super simple.
May or may not be a great mod for you in Canada or very cold climates, simply not sure how much heat it actually adds to the heater core since I have had the relay on mine pulled for several years. But in hot climates, it is a worthless item not needed and only adds picritic drag to the engine and is another place for a possible bearing failure and / or coolant leak potential. But money wise, deleting the viscous heater with my kit is less than 1/4 the cost of purchasing a new viscous heater ($423.20 at IDParts).

And if anyone wants the perfectly good viscous heater that I removed from my engine, it is for sale cheap. I never plan to reinstall it! :wink:

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SunCoast/Transgo
Carter Intank-pmp
2mic.Sec.Fuel Filter
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GM11 bld.fan/NAPAHDClutch
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