Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Perrysburg OH
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Replaced my F350's heater core recently; it was only $25 out the door at NAPA, so I didn't even hesitate. Now, removing the old one and installing the new one is a PIA if one is 55 and neither as flexible nor as able to see up close as he once was. That said, you just pull the glovebox, loosen the PCM box and move it aside, drain a bit of the cooling system, remove the hoses and cut away the sealant putty where the two tubes go thru the firewall, give the old tubes a shove with a broomstick, remove the old core, then reverse the above and you're back in business. I did it in under two hours in 20*F temps, and given the bulky clothes and the above-mentioned physical handicaps, it wasn't too bad. Works a helluva lot better, too. Good luck!
'96 F350 XLT CC 4x4 PSD auto LWB 4.10 open, white, open intake, Tymar HX, 3"DPP downpipe, 315 General A/T on factory Alcoas, F add-a-leaf, new alt x3, fuel pump x3, water pump x2, vac pump x 3, PS pump x3, SD starter x3, rebuilt seats, total poly bushing kit, serious noise reduction, new tan interior and vinyl floor, Bilsteins, Bean's Stage 1s, Tony Wildman 4-pos chip (wow), etc ad infinitum, newer black Lab in backseat, locally rebuilt tranny & new TC @ 211k, complete body 'makeover' and repaint @ 213k, new fast-spool turbo 7/11, 317k miles on 18 Oct '14; probably won't run forever but neither will I