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PostSubject: radiator and heater ?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:28 am

i was wondering if anyone with a lt1 replaced there rad with a normal rad with a cap and i also was thinking of disconnecting my heater core since i dont drive in winter. i was thinking if i got rid of the heater hoses i could put a normal rad in with a normal overflow tank and then i could pull the water pump pipes that feed the heater and i could plug them at the water pump. has anyone done anything close to this?
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PostSubject: Re: radiator and heater ?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:49 am

What your saying sounds feasible.
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PostSubject: Re: radiator and heater ?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:35 am

John,
Just a thought... the heater and hoses increase the coolant capacity. Why do you want to do this? To clean up the look of the engine compartment?
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PostSubject: Re: radiator and heater ?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:25 pm

i want to clean up the compartment and in 5 yrs i used the heat once. it looks to me that the rad cap would still be the highest point in the coolong system. with the cap being the highest and the bleeder on the water neck i dont see why this would not work. the only other thing that might be a problem is the little hose that runs from the mtr to the expansion tank. i could not have this run to a overflow tank it is running water all the time i believe but i would have to double check that to see if is true
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PostSubject: Re: radiator and heater ?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Yes it does... and it is necessary to keep air 'bubbles' from collecting in the cylinder heads and causing engine damage. If I were you, I'd find another thing to mess with. GM knew what they were doing when they laid out the cooling system on these. Short-pipe the heater on it if you must, but leave the rest alone.
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PostSubject: Re: radiator and heater ?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:06 pm

i thoght so. i think this will be a winter project. looks like it will take some parts swapping and seeing what will fit. i did find a smaller expansion tank i think will work but not sure if i should put the time into it when i really want to do the other route
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