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head gaskets

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by loonylen, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. loonylen

    loonylen Newbie

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    i've just replaced head gaskets on my 87 v-10 5.7 350 now ive got coolant coming out heater core. any help
     
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    help

     
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    well im just wondering if something else could be wrong,no more coolant burning,just wondering if there is maybe a underlying prblem than just a heater core
     
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    sounds like you need a cooling system flush, the coolant in there may have gone bad which means it gets corrosive, when that happens it will eat away at radiators, head gaskets, hoses, and yup, heater cores. id do the flush, put new coolant (and obviously a new heater core) and then keep an eye on all the other parts of the cooling system for leaks. including freeze plugs and whatnot.
     
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    Chances are you bumped the heater hose connection when you swapped head gaskets and broke the fitting loose from the core itself.
     
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    well ive got a new heater core gonna replace it tommorrow,thanks for the input everyone,loony len 87 v-10 6" lift hedman headers 35's 5.7 praying nothing else goes wrong
     

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