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Heating SUGGESTIONS?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hawglet, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. hawglet

    hawglet 1/2 ton status

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    My heater is hoses are connected to the intake and the radiator as of right now, as a few fo you know I'm doing a radiator swap, the radiator that I'm putting in doesn't have the outlet for the heater, I'm thinking of taking it down to the radiator shop and having one put on it, or just plumbing it into my water pump, which would you suggest? Which is going to make the heater blw hotter, quicker? It took about 20 minutes last year in 30 to 40 degree wheather. Which way do you suggest, and why??



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  2. hawglet

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    TOP Anybody????
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    Just a hunch, but I would think plumbing the heater line to the water pump would be the way to go. Coolant circulates even when the engine is cold but the thermostat restricts flow through the radiator. I want heat long before the truck radiator gets hot.

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    Yep this is what I decided too. I went ahead and took the plug out of my water pump and went down to get the right fitting. Thanks I'm glad someone had something afterall.


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  5. dyeager535

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    Mines run into the water pump and the intake....

    Dorian
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    I switched mine a couple years ago when I was driving it for a few months in the winter. Did the same thing, plumbed it into the water pump and capped the hole in the rad. With no inner fenders the heater (and the motor) takes longer to warm up. Seemed to help. I also run a 190* thermostat and the little tube from the air cleaner down to the header.

    Pete

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