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    Voice For Hire Farrar's Avatar
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    Question heater core/ evaporator replacement tips?

    Hey, has any of y'all replaced your heater core and evaporator? If so, how long did it take and are there any special tools required? Any other advice? It looks like I will be doing this job sometime this summer.

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    Replaced my evaporator core back in 2007 with Hervey's reproduction. Unfortunately my system started leaking and its leaking again from the core itself Looks like I'm doing the exact same job again. What a nightmare. It's a rough job, one I hoped to NEVER have to do again.

    The real question now is whether or not to give Hervey's evaporator another chance or go with a different one.

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    So I am guessing I should budget an entire weekend to do this job?

    Are any special tools required?

    Farrar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrar View Post
    So I am guessing I should budget an entire weekend to do this job?

    Are any special tools required?

    Farrar
    Easily, you need to account for the "unknowns"

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    I have replaced my dash, so you could say I am experienced with that part of the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I have replaced my dash, so you could say I am experienced with that part of the work.
    How long did that take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrar View Post
    How long did that take?

    Farrar
    I believe it took me a whole weekend to do the work. This was the first job I ever did on the Delorean myself and I didn't know much about working on the car and was afraid of screwing up.

    Now that I have better tools and know the car better I believe I could remove and replace the dash in less than 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    afraid of screwing up.
    That's me all the time!

    Thanks -- I will plan to spend a weekend, then, replacing the heater core and evaporator.

    See you Saturday!

    Farrar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrar View Post
    That's me all the time!

    Thanks -- I will plan to spend a weekend, then, replacing the heater core and evaporator.

    See you Saturday!

    Farrar

    Hi Farrar,

    Just a quick question on this. Can you replace the evaporator by itself or if I want to replace the evaporator, do I have to remove the heater core, too?

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    They are in the same box. They will come out as a unit so to speak.

    The box will split open along the horizontal axis to give access to both.

    It's a truly time intensive job but worth it.
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