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Original heater core manufacture
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My heater core is leaking so i bought a new one. After all the threads posted on the subject i don't really want to put the new one in and have it leak immeadiately or within the next 6 months.
Can someone tell me what material the original heater core was made of? Was it brass & copper or alluminium like the ones being sold from China?
I am looking at getting one manufacured here in the UK from a trusted manufacturer and would prefer brass & copper.

Steve
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(07-05-2018, 08:02 AM)Pegleg Wrote: My heater core is leaking so i bought a new one. After all the threads posted on the subject i don't really want to put the new one in and have it leak immeadiately or within the next 6 months.
Can someone tell me what material the original heater core was made of? Was it brass & copper or alluminium like the ones being sold from China?
I am looking at getting one manufacured here in the UK from a trusted manufacturer and would prefer brass & copper.

I used a brass core from vistapro automotive.
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I found an original on ebay and when I tested before install it had a leak, lol. So I finally got my refund and settled that and went to Auto Zone and just bought one there. It was brass and I leak tested in water with 15 - 20 lbs. of air pressure. I do the air conditioner cores the same way also. Mine has been in for nearly 2 years with no issue.
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(07-05-2018, 08:57 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I found an original on ebay and when I tested before install it had a leak, lol. So I finally got my refund and settled that and went to Auto Zone and just bought one there. It was brass and I leak tested in water with 15 - 20 lbs. of air pressure. I do the air conditioner cores the same way also. Mine has been in for nearly 2 years with no issue.
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I checked Auto zone website and all they have are the spectra premium which is what i have and its all alluminum

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runninpony 
When I ordered a heater core I had no idea I would end up with an aluminum one. So I ordered another from West Coast Classic Cougars making sure it was a brass/copper heater core, the weight is almost double. Price was a little higher but it seems to be a good quality one.


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NPD's appears to be copper/brass, also.
https://www.npdlink.com/product/heater-c...?year=1971

I believe OMS's is also copper/brass, but their website shows not currently available.



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David found a leak and didn't fix it????? what is wrong with the world?

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(07-06-2018, 07:54 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: David found a leak and didn't fix it?????  what is wrong with the world?

How do you fix a leak down in the middle of a core? Not a seam.

BTW what is wrong with aluminum??
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(07-06-2018, 07:04 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(07-06-2018, 07:54 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: David found a leak and didn't fix it?????  what is wrong with the world?

How do you fix a leak down in the middle of a core? Not a seam.

David

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runninpony 
David, nothing wrong with aluminum. I just prefer a copper/brass heater core!

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