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Car heater core for WC setup?

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Has anyone ever tried this?

they are shockingly cheap and available, and I would imagine they can work just as good as anything else (radiator-wise)


The plus would be they are dirt cheap, or free (junkyard)

Example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-...mZ190251472108
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well.....why not a radiator then? it's bigger
    
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
well.....why not a radiator then? it's bigger
coolant ain't cheap. Plus, its overkill, no? If you can get a couple heater cores....all the better.
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That's show-off material only. You can only get as cool as ambient anyway without nitrogen or peltiers.
    
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If I remember correctly, car rads were the best thing a while back..
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That's show-off material only. You can only get as cool as ambient anyway without nitrogen or peltiers.
I see your point, I'm just posing the question in interest of a cheap setup, as WC can have advantages. Some people make their own waterblocks. Say you get a junk heater core and make your own waterblock. depending on what type of pump you get, you can potentially have a WC setup for less than a Air setup...

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If I remember correctly, car rads were the best thing a while back..
But I am talking about a heater core...
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I used a car heater core for my last rig's WC setup. Worked really well and was $18 at autozone
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Thanks, wasn't any results in the experiments section.
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