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 Post subject: Heater core quality - brand question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:50 pm 
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I had the heater core replaced in my 2010 about a year and a half ago. Last night I noticed the unmistakable odor of coolant inside the truck. Nothing wet just odor. I am assuming the new core has developed a leak but will not know for sure until my mechanic checks it out. I am wondering what brand/make a core you guys have used. I am 99% sure I went with this Spectra unit. I'm a little leery of getting the same one, but I understand even with good makes you can get a bum unit.

https://www.autozone.com/cooling-heatin ... 303200_0_0


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 Post subject: Re: Heater core quality - brand question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:18 pm 
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I've used Spectra brand for many years, with good service.
yes you might've snagged a bum. That said, these days, what aftermarket company is 100% anymore?? seems to be the 'norm' anymore.. :banghead:
your mechanic might of 'dinged' it during installation.
your radiator cap might need checking for too much pressure.
Might be just the connection.

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 Post subject: Re: Heater core quality - brand question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Thank you for your reply and info.


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 Post subject: Re: Heater core quality - brand question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:24 pm 
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You're welcome.
It's hard to blame anything until you have it in your hand..
Might find a blown end tank, cracked tube, a hole punched through it because a Bic pen went down the defrost.. Or the mechanic didn't get the clamp on correct.. who knows.. Let us know what you find! (does Bic even make pens anymore???) LOL

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2006 KJ CRD, bought 9/11/14, 70,500 miles. Circulating Rotella T6 5w-40
11-3-14 oem stat installed
11-5-14 gen II FH installed.
Sasquatch elbow kit, samcos, GDE eco FT. 11-26-14
80,500 miles, engine is disassembled, awaiting parts 3/18
Budget?? Sure! 'Everything I have'.
New "Pet" name for My Jeep; 'Soul Sucker'


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