Yes, it is possible but it is not pretty. I did this once many years
ago, perhaps out of desperation, but I was able to pull the heater
assembly out partway (a few inches or so), far enough for me to pry it
open and pull the heater core out and later put it back. It did involve
bending the cover a bit in the process but I flattened it back during
reassembly. So in short, some cosmetic damage to the heater assembly
cover will probably occur meaning you may end up revisiting the process
later. In my case, it worked out because I replaced the whole assembly
about ten or 15 years later when I had the engine out. It was a bit
easier removing and reinstalling when I could stand in the engine
compartment area as I recall.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Bert P
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 2:15 PM
Subject: [Mgs] Heater Core Removal Q - MGB
Hello Dear Fellow Listers,
The heater radiator in my 1970 B is leaking.
I wonder whether it is possible to exchange the heater core without
removing the whole heater from the bulkhead.
(That seems like a hellofa job to me...)
I searched the archives but what I found was not conclusive.
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