Aluminum Heater Cores - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Custom10's Avatar
my KARMA ran over my DOGMA
 

Last journal entry: SS
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 1,101
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 18
Thanked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Aluminum Heater Cores

I need to replace the heater core in the C10. The OEM version is brass and the new ones are for the most part aluminum. I was told that these aluminum ones can cause issues with corrosion and di-electric forces can be at play. I know that connecting copper pipe to black iron in heating systems calls for di-eletcirc unions, I would think that the rubber heater hose provides barrier.

Any concerns with using aluminum version replacement core?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: illinois
Posts: 383
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts
AFAIK most anything has an aluminum core in it , probably for at least 20 years, most everything has al. radiators, if you're that concerned about it put some sacrificial anodes in the system..
dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 06:12 PM
LATECH's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: Motor - vator
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,340
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 222
Thanked 276 Times in 256 Posts
Attach a good ground wire to it to a ground on the body. That will negate most of the issue.
Aluminum gives off heat faster ,one reason its used in radiators. Works real well for heater cores too.
An Anode is also a good idea, plus a good brand of coolant , as coolant is also an anti corrosive.
__________________
Fact is stranger than Fiction
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 08:37 PM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,840
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 73 Posts
A good coolant mixed with distilled water is your best insurance against corrosion.

Vince
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Custom10's Avatar
my KARMA ran over my DOGMA
 

Last journal entry: SS
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 1,101
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 18
Thanked 31 Times in 27 Posts
Thanks all, I put the core in last night >>> all good.

TJ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who sells copper radiator cores? Faceless Bob General Rodding Tech 1 10-26-2013 06:50 PM
Lunati going to austempered roller cores? eric32 Engine 2 06-22-2009 06:40 PM
whats a good price for good th-350 and 400 cores? jeffvega Transmission - Rearend 7 03-08-2009 05:15 PM
Cam Cores ? Guy Hiltz Engine 6 05-31-2008 01:03 PM
roller cams & cast iron cores 406 ss monte Engine 4 05-26-2008 08:18 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.