Heater Core Foam? - DodgeForum.com


Notices

2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Heater Core Foam?

Reply
 
 
  #1  
Old 11-25-2010, 03:34 PM
Avox
Avox is offline
Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Rathdrum, Idaho
Posts: 52
Default Heater Core Foam?

i have my truck schedualed for getting the heater core replaced in a few days...and the core i bought came with no foam insulation...so now im a bit worried. looking everywhere...every picture has different sizes of foam around the edgs of the cores...has anyone done this? id like to know what you used and the tickness of the foam you used (if possible) also reading...o rings need to be replaced as well? of course i dont have those either. so sizes for those would be needed as well. i drive a 01 dodge ram 1500. any help would be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-25-2010, 11:48 PM
Redneck2345
Redneck2345 is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mason, WI
Posts: 404
Default

i dont think that the foam matters, but what o-rings are you talking about?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2010, 11:52 PM
HeyYou's Avatar
HeyYou
HeyYou is online now
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clayton MI
Posts: 42,435
Default

Probably for the A/C lines..... the 'correct'™ way.... means disconnection the lines, and physically removing the heater box from the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-26-2010, 12:01 AM
Redneck2345
Redneck2345 is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mason, WI
Posts: 404
Default

well the correct way sucks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-26-2010, 09:56 AM
Sixtysixdeuce
Sixtysixdeuce is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location:
Posts: 674
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneck2345 View Post
well the correct way sucks
Fighting with HVAC boxes in the truck sucks. lol

I always remove them completely if there's no access panel for the core.

Avox-

That foam is there to keep the thing from rattling around. Though mostly just irritating to listen to, plastic certainly can and does rub holes in metal parts over time, especially thin aluminum like a heater core. Go to the auto parts store or home depot and get some 1/4" x 1" dense foam weatherstripping and wrap the core. Add layers if it still wiggles easily after the top of the box is reinstalled.
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
garyinexcess
3rd Gen Dakota
4
10-06-2015 08:23 PM
azcromntic
2nd Gen Durango
1
09-30-2015 06:13 PM
garyinexcess
3rd Gen Dakota general discussion
0
09-29-2015 01:16 AM
dustin6119
Dodge Charger
0
09-26-2015 02:27 AM
tgrim1
Dodge Stratus
0
09-24-2015 06:51 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 PM.