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Username Post: heater core        (Topic#369776)
apix17 
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10-14-22 03:58 PM - Post#2848557    

My 2000 blazer heater core leaks I know it is difficult to replace. Has anyone had any success with stop leak type chemicals? Thanks in advance for your input



 




Tony1963 
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10-14-22 04:58 PM - Post#2848559    
    In response to apix17

Although tempting, stop leak has too many side effects including clogging the cooling system.

The only real solution is to bite the bullet and change the heater core. While I was there, I'd change the evaporator core too.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
apix17 
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10-14-22 05:40 PM - Post#2848560    
    In response to Tony1963

Yes tony that is my concern also I was thinking of isolating the heater core from the rest of the system filling it with a premixed solution of hot water and stop leak. Let it sit over night then flush it. Then hook it up to the system that way the stop leak is isolated to the heater core. I might give it a try, but yes I agree the prudent way would be to change the core.








 
SleeperSS 
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10-15-22 09:59 PM - Post#2848620    
    In response to apix17

It sounds like a big job, but removing the dash is the best approach. As for the evaporator core, unless your ac isn't working there's no need and a waste of time.

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gchemist 
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10-18-22 02:57 AM - Post#2848726    
    In response to SleeperSS

Agreed! When my '96 Jimmy core leaked, we took out the dash. Cleaned out all duct work too.

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gcrkfrd 
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10-25-22 07:38 AM - Post#2849029    
    In response to gchemist

I used some stuff, in a blue bottle, it was about $35. Don't remember the name, but it did the impossible job, of sealing a North Star Caddy. Drove the car 6,000 miles then sold it. Told the people it had stop leak in it, and they are still driving it. another thing to check, on GM heater cores, look to see if it has the plastic adapters, from the core to the hoses. I have had two later GMs with cracked adapters.

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