[V8] Heater core BTDT?

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Sun May 13 00:19:34 EDT 2007

Hmm.  Don't recall.  Possibly that butyl material like they use for
the taillights?


On 5/13/07, urq <urq at pacbell.net> wrote:
> ... forgot, had one other question ...
> I'm also thinking about replacing the weather stripping which is used to
> seal the HVAC Box to the body of the car.  The stuff that is on there will
> likely still work, but I'd hate to have to pull the airbox again because of
> a leak.  The stuff that's there appears to be impregnated with some sort of
> an adhesive ... I don't think I've seen anything like this in the stores ...
> TIA!
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> -----Original Message-----
> ... got the heater box out of the car the other day ... yes, remove the hood
> ... the box is considerably bigger than that in the old '88 5kCSQ.  I also
> had to loosen the hose clamp on the refrigerant line above the driver's
> footwell to get the line out of the way ... engine loom was also a bit
> difficult to get around.
> So ... I've got the new blower motor and heater core installed and the box
> is back together ... and I'm wondering what sort of material I should use to
> fill up the hole at the fitting end of the core.  The original had some sort
> of rubbery material, but it seemed a bit more pliable than RTV Silicone.
> The manual doesn't give details ... so, what have others who've BTDT used?
> I'm thinking I'll just run a bread of silicone around the edges to seal it
> up, but without filling the entire area with the stuff.
> She's going back together now ... you should see all the stuff I ended up
> pulling for all my little clean ups and updates ...
> Ah, yes, one thing I want to check tonight is the illumination of the HVAC
> vents ... tried this before, but it won't work without the instrument
> cluster installed!
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
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