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post #16 of 27 Old 07-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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Okay, some confusion here. I'm talking about the 5/8 hose that comes off the t stat housing that runs to the heater core. Not the larger 3/4 hose that runs to the upper rad...
The heater hose attached to the stat cover is 3/4"....the heater hose attached to the water pump is 5/8". The top rad hose is 1 1/4" and the bottom rad hose is 1 1/2"......(or the other way around). I'm positive on the heater hoses.


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post #17 of 27 Old 07-15-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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okay so at the moment I have the heater hose coming off the thermostat going to the water pump, excluding the heater core entirely.

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post #18 of 27 Old 07-15-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Did some research, and like you were saying, that spot is optimum. Getting started right now.

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post #19 of 27 Old 07-15-2013, 07:25 PM
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Look at the heater core nipples.....1 is larger than the other. We keep a plastic emergency hose adapter in the glove box just in case a heater hose splits or the heater core springs a leak. The adapter is 5/8"X3/4" hose barb which allows for quick/easy heater hose repair, again, just in case.

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post #20 of 27 Old 07-15-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, I guess they are the same size now. Was probably one of the previous 10 owners! Lol

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Gauge read 30 when I turned it on. Let it idle for a few minutes, read 42 degrees. Blah.

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post #22 of 27 Old 07-16-2013, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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I'm using an intellitronix digital water temp gauge. Going to call them today to see what they say.

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Does your aftermarket gauge/sending unit require a ground wire?

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post #24 of 27 Old 07-16-2013, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Does your aftermarket gauge/sending unit require a ground wire?
Yes, and I have it on the block...

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post #25 of 27 Old 07-16-2013, 03:57 PM
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Hum, bummer. I installed that brand of digital temp gauge several years ago on a Chevy P/U......worked great.

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post #26 of 27 Old 07-16-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, thought it might be a celsius unit but the numbers don't match up. Never got a chance to call them.

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post #27 of 27 Old 07-16-2013, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Okay now the dashboard gauge is reading correct now. I think there was an airpocket back there.

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