Heater Core etc...

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Fri Jun 16 17:56:44 EDT 2006

Someone posted on Q or 200 or v8 list about using a 2X4 to bridge the
fenders and then having that as a leverage point because the ridge of
sheetmetal at the back of the engine can get bent if you try to hoist the
box with that as the fulcrum.  

At 11:18 AM 6/16/2006 -0700, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Ok, so I'm biting another bullet this weekend, and replacing the heater core 
>along with some of the other attached ancilaries.  So far I've read the info 
>on Chris Miller's and the SJM sites, and gotten some feedback from Mr. SJM 
>himself.  At this point, doesn't look like this will be altogether easy, but 
>may not wind up being as bad as was originally thinking.  Does sound like 
>it'll be easier than the same job on say an A2 VW or one of the Audi 
>If anybody has any btdt hints they learned along the way feel free to 
>oblidge.  Sounds like one of the more difficult parts in this job is 
>actually removing the assembly if the foam insulation is well adhered to the 
>firewall.  Otherwise, removing select wires, vacuum routings, the center 
>console covers, wiper arms and motor, and of course the tray under the hood 
>affords me the access I need.
>I'm budgeting another entire day...if I'm wrong, let me know.
>Derek P
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