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Old 07-27-2019, 05:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
How did you track down the actual manufacturer? Google does not show many results for the part number and everything just says Honda. Napa, AutoZone, and O'Reilly's only show the Spectra core. RockAuto has:

UAC $38.79
OSC $51.99
APDI/PRO $52.79
Spectra Premium $54.99

[plus shipping]

Curiously, when I tried to research Honda heater cores, I found a thread about replacing them in classic Mustangs--nothing said Mustang until I read a bit.

The consensus was that replacing heater cores is easy without air conditioning, but AC makes it terrible.
I don’t precisely remember how I found the OE supplier. I am almost positive it would have been from a message board. But now that I think about it, I imagine it’s a lot easier to find that kind of info on a maintenance item than on something like a heater core. I’ll poke around a bit.

EDIT: yup, harder than I had thought. I have found out that the radiator is a Denso unit, so I suspect the heater core might be as well. If that’s so, Denso no longer makes it.

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17

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