Bypass Heating Core - potential issues?!
Been doing a little research on the procedure and effects of bypassing the heating core in my 1978 CJ7.
I live in a warm climate, and do not tend to use the doors or roof in my CJ, and as such have no need for the heater - I would like to remove the whole heating unit as it has little effect and would free up a bit more space under the dash.
From what I have found, this can be done by disconnecting the 2 heater coolant pipes from the back of the heater core, and connecting them together to allow for continued circulation of the coolant around the engine - this seems pretty straightforward and easy enough.
What I cannot find however, is what effects (if any) this will have in the general cooling of the engine (aside from not being able to turn the heater on if my engine started to overheat!).
Can anyone help and let me know any potential disadvantages from bypassing the heater core and whether this is going to cause any issues I haven't thought of (such as circulation problems / pressure, overheating etc.)?
Cheers in advance!