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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OFFRDK5, Apr 4, 2001.

  1. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Free to good home...1 heater core...leaks....you pay shipping.

    You guessed it. I changed my heater core. Now if Grimmy would have said in his write up how much of a pain the a$$ it was I would have paid to have it done. I would have rather seen some other schmuck go through the Missouri Mud that was left behind!!!


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  2. Grim-Reaper

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    Look here bud! When you read "take the 20 or so bolts that hold the inner fender out and pull the carpet back" you know this isn't going to be like changing a head light &lt;grin&gt; hahaha I never said it was easy I just told you what it would take. [​IMG]
    You would pay a $100 bucks to have somebody replace a $30 heater core? DAMN! maybe I need to give up repairing cell phones and open a shop!

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  3. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    You could charge more than that...my friend just changed the one on his S10 Blazer, which was easy as sh!t and the dealer wanted $380 to do it and it would be i nthe shop for 5 days. We finished it in a night...

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  4. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I quote:

    "The good news it’s not very expensive and not very hard to replace."
    Your first paragraph of your write up!! I wonder if you are writing it for an experienced mechanic not some newbie who just went on his first real off-roading adventure...whom I note on the first water hole hydrlocked his engine?!?!?

    And I can't get all my inner fender bolts in...its being held up by 4 and an air conditioner line!! Woder if I should put some duct tape on there to make it official!!

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  5. EODBRIAN

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    I'm really hoping a lot of these post's are a joke to grim. I take a look at just about every post on this board and really appreciate the time that some of the guys spend on the "do it yourself" write ups. I've looked to these articles a lot lately with all the work ive been doing on my truck, and they've helped "guide" me along. everything we do on these beasts takes a hell of a lot of time. just my $0.02, but i appreciate the write ups.

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  6. thatK30guy

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    You have to realize with two different types of heater boxes, they can be easy and hard. Those with the air conditioning boxes, in my opinion, are a mother f*^&%$ to work on. The boxes that do not have air conditioning are the easiest for me to do. Just my .02.
     
  7. Goose

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    That would explain the ease of mine. I have no A/C. Of course having a '73 K5 with no fancy electronics or wires going everywhere helps also. However, the only heater core that fit snugly in the stock brackets (meaning didn't loosely rattle) was the $100 dealer heater core. (OUCH!) I did have these cool little braces that run from the bottom of the dash to the firewall that had to be taken off. Never seen them before.

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  8. BlueBlazer

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    So you keep bragging about hydrolocking your engine why. Last time I checked that would go down as an embarassing situation, not something to tell everyone about. BTW, do you know how much time these guys spend doing these writeups. Im sure it takes a lot of their time that they could be devoting to something else. So in other words, stop your bitching. He probably meant it was easy for someone who IS mechanically inclined. Anyway, thanks to Grim and everyone else who does writeups on the board. Im sure a lot of people have saved a lot of time and money using them. I know I have and will in the future.
     
  9. wayne

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    I have to take Grims side on this. It is not a hard job but just a pain in the a$$ job. Some jobs just take more time to do but if you are rich and can afford to line someone elses pockets go for it. Just my $.02.

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  10. LittleJimmy

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    No one told you to hydro-lock your truck either. If you would have listened to Mudzer you would not have hydro-locked...
     
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    This is one of those projects that make this site invaluable. When I realized my heater core was leaking I decided that I wanted to would do the work myself. Prior to reading Grimm's article I had looked at a couple of repair manuals but they did not provide the detailed info that Grimm did. Knowing what to look for and the order things need to be taken apart is 90% of the job. The only thing I choose to do different was not removing the fenderwell. But because of the article, I knew where to look for the bottom bolts. By use of an extension a universal joint and my son's skinny hands, we were able to get to both bottom bolts, both of which broke with one turn of the ratchett. It was a crappy job, but I really would have been upset if I had paid someone to do it.

    Again, thanks to Grimm's excellent article and to everyone else who takes the time to write articles, difficult jobs are made a lot easier.

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  12. delta9blazer

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    ya know, i don't think he was bitching. i think he was kidding. christ, do you really think he'd read an article on how to do something, then bitch about the labor?
    i'll bet dimes for dollars that if you heard the tone in his voice you'd realize he was yankin grim's chain, and i'd also bet grim knows that.
    everyone needs to quit taking things so literally on this message board. the written word can't convey emotions and the subtleties of human speech.
    if the post says grim's a dick, then you can rip him. but give the guy a break, and unless he says something to you that you take offense to, don't post.

    and yes, nick, i think you should addd the duct tape. that'll be good for 10-12 more horsepower on the big end!

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  13. tRustyK5

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    I think Delta is on the money...
    When I read the original post it seemed that Nick was just moaning a bit and yanking Grims chain some. [​IMG]
    Lighten up fella's [​IMG]

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    Ya, I agree that there was some leg pulling going on. Is it the time of year when a lot of people are under a lot of stress? Cause lately it seems that you could sharpen a pencil in some peoples a-holes! LOL!!! I would also like to add that there is a difference between a "hard" job and a "pain in the @ss" job. [​IMG]


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  15. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes, I know I should have let off on that skinny pedal more so I wouldn't hydrolock. I wouldn't say that I am proud of it.....I am saying "Hey, I'm a dumba$$."

    If you haven't already gotten it I am pulling Grimmys leg!! I think the write up helped me alot!! I had taken the write up and put it on the engine so I could look at it when needed...which was often.

    BlueBlazer62: Chill out man. Have those Diesel fumes got to you? They don't bother me since I am usually too wacked out to notice, no not drugs....Mt. Dew.

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  16. 89Blazin

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    printed out the article too...replaced my core 3 weeks ago. It was a pain....but the article was invaluable...my thanks to you guys who take the time to put them together and shoot us all the straight scoop.

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    One just for fun, one simply for pleazer
     
  17. Grim-Reaper

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    Yeah you got me I did say that but I stand by my comment. It really wasn't hard you got to admit. It was a pain in the butt though because so much has to be pulled out. This is not like your rebuilding a engine. It just a series of steps (a long series of steps with lots of bolts) but yeah it takes a good while to do. Even with a air ratchet and rust free truck it takes quite a while. But hay you
    A: know how to do it next time
    B: Got a spare $100+ in your pocket from doing it yourself.
    Now for not being able to get the bolts back in....I didn't have a problem. Must not be holding your tounge right [​IMG]

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