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Old 07-03-2020, 04:40 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Is it me or do the first three paragraphs only serve to discourage you from reading the last sentence, which is the only one with any meaning?

This is the website's picture for the splicer:

This is what I removed from my car:

Clearly once I fixed the leak I should have added the proper mix of coolant.

How much rust do you think came just from the splicer?

The fun thing is that you can bypass a heater core without buying a splicer. You just detach the short hose from the block, connect the long hose where the short hose goes, and make sure that the rest of your cooling system is performing to specified parameters!

I have been trying to figure out how to test the original heater core. I keep asking and someone finally told me that a radiator shop could fix it. Unfortunately, we do not have any in our area. The third one was not supposed to arrive until next week, but AutoZone says that it is coming today!

Progress report season opened up on Wednesday and I wrote five reports, but I went to bed early. Thursday was my brother's birthday and somehow I needed 9.5 hours of sleep.

I kept the ice cream and soda in a cooler in my car with two bags of ice. The ice was frozen around the tub, but the ice cream still melted.

It is 82 right now, just like yesterday, but my dash is 130! Clearly I should have cracked my windows and used a sunshade! Maybe I should have put an awning over my car!

I had three make-up sessions scheduled this morning, but the last client had technical difficulties, so I spent an hour attempting to be productive in my office [in the shed]. The mom finally said their Internet was not working and I suggested we try again next week.

Well, I am going to finish my reports and work on my car!

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Old 07-04-2020, 10:11 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Comments: plug one end of the heater core, put a hose on the other , blow into it to add some air pressure to the other end put into bucket of clean water, look for bubbles.

Not much rust, the part is mostly intact. Maybe a teaspoon full.

Icecream needs salt added to the ice to lower the freeze point because it has sugars and other ingredients that lower the freeze point to about 20f
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Old 07-04-2020, 05:46 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Please watch this guy's dash removal video!

I want to make sure that I can put my car back together before I take her apart again. I could not figure out how to put the glove box frame back.

It wasn't in my instructions!

You aren't supposed to remove it!

I know that I watched one video where the guy removed it, but while that video said that it showed how to remove the heater core, he only removed the AC condenser.

The glove box frame connects to four other pieces, but I was also sweltering in my black car in the summer sun, and I kept accidentally touching hot chrome tools. I couldn't find anyone removing the frame and realized that it was only necessary for the other components. Unfortunately, I cannot find any AC removal videos that show it. However, this guy posted a video removing the dash in May: I didn't really watch it because I just want to fix my own car, but it looked good. If you have a moment, please watch as much as you can, and give this guy some feedback. He only has a few videos so far.
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:38 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Is that you? I watched his video. I was not clear why he was doing this. Also could not really tell what exactly he was removing as he disconnected the harness and mounting screws and bolts. That prolly means it is too general to help you much, no?
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Old 07-05-2020, 02:26 PM   #55 (permalink)
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That is an HX and he is trying to move his fuse box and some other stuff to the trunk for some reason.

He has a black Si of the same generation. I think that he said that he rebuilt the engine, but it still isn't running.

I found a couple of clips that helped me put my car back together, but I am unsure how helpful the overall video would have been had I seen it before I put the dash back, or even before I removed it.

However, he seems friendly and helpful, so he probably would have answered my questions.

The new core arrived, but I am still trying to figure out how to test it before installation.
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Why not do this test on the new core? Seemed like good advice.

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Dude, if I lived nearby I would come help.
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:03 PM   #57 (permalink)
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I had a different idea and I am still trying to make it work.
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Ok. Hang in there. You'll get it sooner or later.
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:29 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I have not accomplished anything. I am as surprised as you are!

So, I came up with one way of testing heater cores, but I think that it only works when they are atrocious. The two not in my car both passed.

There was the other way that I thought would 100% work, but either I have three bad heater cores or there is a flaw in my testing. I asked in a bunch of places and that did not go any better than... ever.

In no particular order I received: Trolling, obvious advice, and useless advice.

Did any of you play Streetfighter Two? That was popular when I was in seventh grade and when we first started playing we were trying to figure out the moves. A friend and I were discussing Zangief's screwdriver, also called "Spinning piledriver," "Screw piledriver, etc." You know, this move:


When was Santa Clause in Street Fighter?!

A classmate said "You just go into the secret thingie and get it!"

Clearly he did not have any idea what he was saying and that is often my impression when people tell me what to do.

I honestly do not know what to do. Do I go ahead and install #3 being fully prepared for there to be a #4 and potentially a #5? There must be someone able to help me, do I write a letter to Santa?!

Someone suggested connecting the heater core through the engine bay. I looked into a few things and found this picture:

Clips?! The heater core is supposed to have clips?!

Me to heating system: With this clip I thee wed:


This Miata had them! Where do I find clamps for my Civic?!
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Me to heating system: With this clip I thee wed:

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