1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

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1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by Olduser1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm

My 1992 Legacy Turbo developed a leak from the heater core over the New Year, I manged to by pass the hoses although I damaged the heater core 5/8th metal tubing coming out of the bulkhead.
I'm over in the UK where replacement parts hoses & heater core are v scarce - new from Japan $300 + postage.
The part number is 72012 AA000 this may be the same for Gen 2 Legacy's.

Can members comment or suggest replacement heater core supplier from the USA ?

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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:38 am

Looks like it's RHD vehicle specific. In the US we did get a few RHD legacys, called the postal wagon.

I usually get parts from rockauto.com, but there's also AutoZone.com and https://www.oreillyauto.com
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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by Olduser1 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:20 pm

Mike, Thanks for the links

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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by Legacy777 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:42 pm

Some of the online Subaru dealerships are willing to ship international. If you would like to see about a Subaru part I can pass along contact info of someone you can talk with.
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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by Olduser1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:55 am

Josh, thanks again for your advice & comments , I'm faced with a task I don't relish .
I wanted to check what the access was like if I could lift the old heater core out of the unit by undoing the two metal pipes , none of the UK forum guys have a used heater core unit off the car.

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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:51 am

Your part number matches the earlier gen 2 Legacys as well, you should be able to find one of those easier?
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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by Olduser1 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:27 pm

mike-tracy I'm planning to replace the matrix later this month with a Gen 2 version thats in good nick, any hints about the task ahead?

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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by mike-tracy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm

You got to pull the dash, and separate away the AC box if you have one. Double check you removed all the bolts and/or nuts holding the heater core in. Remove the heater core hoses that are in the engine bay. Then, you'll have to use all of your strength to pull the heater core out. It's been held in by adhesive for the last 27 years, so it's gonna be tough. But not impossible.
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Re: 1992 Legacy BC Heater Core replacement part

Post by Olduser1 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:01 pm

Thanks Mike I'll let the forum know how I get on .

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