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Old 12-23-2017, 07:01 PM
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Like cbaker said, I have seen Fords come in the shop with a grounding problem, and it does end up taking it out on the heater core

Those problem childs, I usually solder a 10 ga wire to the side of the core, and run it out to ground on the dash

No more electrolysis holes!

If you want to add that insurance, there it is......
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You'll be fine. Regarding the coolant just remember, the longevity of the antifreeze protection is not the concern but rather, it's the corrosion protection that has a finite life.
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Thank you all for the helpful hints. Very true, Bill!
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I wished I would have known that 30 years ago.
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Installed the aluminum heater core along with a new blower motor.
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Don't forget NEW coolant and bottled water. ( premix will work)
If you use well water, you stand a chance of minerals corroding the aluminum
City water has chlorine, which is also corrosive.
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Done, done, and done. Thank you, Charlie.
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You forgot to take me for a ride in it to make sure it heated properly.....

I would have brought the test cat along......
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