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Heater Core Hoses

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I will be doing a 100000mi service on my 98 V70 and was wondering if anyone has replaced the heater core hoses at that point. I am doing the other hoses because they are original and will be doing a pvc kit and other things. So while I am there I thought I might replace the core hoses. Are they as easy as it looks?

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I will be doing a 100000mi service on my 98 V70 and was wondering if anyone has replaced the heater core hoses at that point. I am doing the other hoses because they are original and will be doing a pvc kit and other things. So while I am there I thought I might replace the core hoses. Are they as easy as it looks?

They are easy to replace. The questions is why? If the rubber is cracking then sure. If not, why bother?

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I like to change my hoses and belts every three years.....I do alot of traveling and have experienced a "popped" hose

when it wasn't so convienent :o .....same with my work truck....a little prevention saves a lot of my time and money

down the road.

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Just go OEM, I replaced mine recently with aftermarket ones from eeuroparts (APA brand) and they were misformed, unfinished pices of crap.

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I am begining to research all of this myself -- heater hoses, o-rings, plastic coupler (on cabin side of firewall).

I am still looking for the small funny shaped coolant hose near the turbo.

I miss the good ole days of walking into any friendly local neighborhood auto parts store and buying a couple feet of heater hose along with a pair of stainless steel band clamps.

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Thanks guys. The car is a 98 and the hoses are 8 years old. I agree with the preventive stuff. I put on over 20k a year and like to catch things before they happen. I travel about 40 mins to work and don't need anything happening that far away. The parts seem to be the cheapest on FCP. Some of their Ebay auctions with the shipping are cheaper than the parts on their site

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The heateer hoses themselves are a pain to replace, but you can do them with patience. The little J-shaped hose coming off of the turbo can be had at the dealer only. It's about $12.00, and I suggest replacing it because: A) you need to remove it to easily change one of the heater hoses and B) they do go bad. It happened to me.

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