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CARQUEST Heater Core

Part No. 398294 Warranty Details  

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Our heaters are designed and tested to meet or exceed OE specifications for form, fit, and function. Using premium quality materials and a clear focus on the highest heat transfer performance possible, our engineers have designed this heater to perform at the highest standards to ensure a warm cab environment during those cold winter months.
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Core Height:5 1/2 in
Core Thickness:2 1/2 in
Core Width:8 5/8 in
Inlet Size(s):3/4 in
Outlet Size(s):3/4 in


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"Don't buy this product as replacement".


from Valley Cottage, NY

About Me Jack Of All Traits, Mechanic

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  • Cheap Lightweight
  • Lightweight


  • Difficult To Install
  • Soft Made Of Aluminum

Best Uses

  • None
  • Replacement

Comments about CARQUEST Heater Core:

The oem part is made of copper. This one is made of aluminum. The flange or flared ends are bigger and thicker than the oem part that is whhy it's very hard to install. The locking clip would not go in and the hole of the pipes are a bit smaller that the oem part. That's why I ended up using two hose clamps rather than the oem clips and use a high temp RTV silicone gasket to seal the pipes from leaking.

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    What metals, exactly, are used in this heater core? The description is extremely vague about that. It says "long-life alloys". Is it aluminum, brass, copper, steel?
    Asked on 8/17/2010 by will from Keyport, NJ

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      I believe that this is aluminum.

      Answered on 8/17/2010 by Mike from AAP
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