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Old 09-27-05, 11:48PM   #1
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Question Heater Hose Nipple Removal

What's the best way to get a heater hose nipple out of a head?
The one I have has seen better days and I was planning on tapping the heads so I can use AN hardware.
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Old 09-28-05, 12:46AM   #2
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screw driver and hammer first try to pry it out
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I tried that, but it wouldn't budge. But I didn't want to get too aggressive with it in case my memory was a little fuzzy on how it went together.
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Old 09-28-05, 01:25AM   #4
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Get aggressive. You wont hurt the head. They can be a biotch.
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Old 09-28-05, 09:21AM   #5
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Its just pressed in. Beat it out.
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Old 09-28-05, 10:06AM   #6
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Chisel and a BFH.

Right between the lip and head.
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Old 09-28-05, 12:53PM   #7
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Chisel and a BFH.

Right between the lip and head.
I know some people that could use the same treatment.

Thanks guys!
I was pretty sure that's what I needed to do, but it's nice to get a second opinion before I 'F' it up.
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Old 09-28-05, 10:52PM   #8
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I used WD40 and let sit overnight. The next day I used a pair of channel lock pliars and it came right out.

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Old 09-29-05, 12:48AM   #9
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use a old screw driver or a flat chisel and beat it in all around and it will com right out
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I take my time and get it out nice and easy. That way I can use it again if I need to. With the price these vendors charge for stuff like this, it's a good thing to hold on to everything you can, to protect yourself from the price gouging.
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Since i was replaceing mine with a 90* from a 301 I just beat the crap out of mine. Just don't get too aggressive and damage your head. Mine actually came out fairly easy after a few wacks. Good luck...
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Old 09-29-05, 04:11PM   #12
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Default Heater Hose Nipple re-Location

Seen a 74-75? GTO and it had the heater hose nipple in the front of the head. It was clean looking, looked better than that factory looped hose and I was wondering why it is not done more often.
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My understanding is that having the hose in the back of the head helped keep the heater hose shorter.

I plan on running a hose from one head to the other to help with coolant cross-flow and (hopefully) keep the temps even from one side to the other.
It may not work, but it looks good on paper and I can always change it later.
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Old 03-19-07, 09:07PM   #14
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any one have the gm part number for the 90' heater nipple?
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Old 03-20-07, 10:46PM   #15
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Speargun, why tap the heads, i have one set left you just tap in with a rubber hammer then screw your an fittings into them. Its your choice??
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