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Question Heater Core

Well, the never ending project still going on. Start 1 thing find 10 things.

Before installing intake need to replace the heater control valve and cable and both hoses to the heater core. Also, have to replace the heater controller assy as PO broke the cable mounts causing the cable to bend that started this adventure.

I currently have the blower motor out, top mounting bolts and the 2 lower brackets out "under dash". The box still will not budge. Am I missing something?Looks like have to pull the DME to allow box to pass thru but can't even get to move at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Espescially before i go nuclear and kick it out been trying for 3 days

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Have to take the dash off to get the heater box out.
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Thanks Hugh,

Any insights on getting the dash out. It looks like it is rivetted on the bottom and how does it attach up top?

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Try www.clarks-garage.com or search this board for dash removal. Not that difficult but time comsuming.

I've been procrastinating on mine.
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I have been thinking about a similar project, i just bought a replacement heater core off ebay for the huge price of $1.. dont worry i'll have it pressure tested before i put it in..

What was i saying? oh yes.. there is a huge 69 post thread started by SidViscous about this, on the "other" board.

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91218&highlight=heater+core
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Don't need the heater for the summer (well, maybe in the rain).

YOu could bypass it with a piece of hose and do the job later in order to enjoy the nice warm weather......

Just an idea.....
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Thanks for the info.

If I bypass and procrastinate it will never get done or have to do it at a bad time. I gotta remove the dash anyway Juvy knows someone that can repair it like new. Also gives me a chance to check all the wiring behind there.

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Also check the arm on the flaps for the defroster. The arm and/or the shaft breaks. Might be a good time to just replace them with metal.
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Just an idle (for now) question...Why did Porsche make the connectors for the heater core totally unreachable form the engine compartment?
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MTBF. Mean Time Between Failures.

Calculated it would take 20 years before it failed. By that time Porsche figured they could deny they ever made the cars.
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Thanks Hugh, was thinking the same thing.

I could see having a mech replace the hoses would generate a nice $2,000 bill. And anyone with an early should have replaced or should schedule them in.

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