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It there a guide for doing a LHD Range Rover Sport heater core anywhere on the web? Thanks in advance for a link!
 

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I found one write up of a RHD but the pipes were in two pieces unlike mine which has one piece pipes.
 

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If i recall correctly, when I did mine, the tech told me to take the pipe of the old heater core, and put it on the new one. Simple clamp I think, it's not under a high pressure.
 

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The new heater core comes with new pipes and clamps. The issue is there is no way in hell you can fish those new pipes into the dash and out through the firewall. The guide I found had these pipes in two pieces where I think you could have replaced the pipes. I did what arby did, I cut the pipes and joined them to pieces of the new pipes. All good but not what I set out to do.
 

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may be it was the other way around, I took the pipes of the new one. I know the pipes on the original did not match the new OEM, and had to remove one, after speaking with a LR tech
 

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Maybe yours was different than ours. I have seen pictures of heater cores with detachable pipes but ours our fixed to the HC. Obviously installed at the factory before any other part of the car. <g>
 

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So I replaced the heater core on my 2009 Range Rover Sport SC last week using the heater hose method described by others here on the forum... It was pretty straight forward and took me about 8 hours to do (I could probably do it in 5 hours now). I took my time loosening the center console and pulling it back. I also trimmed some under dash plastic with a Dremel in order to remove the old heater core which is somewhat obvious to figure out and apparent in the attached photos. Once "trimmed" the HC come out relatively easy by just pushing the glove box "frame" toward the firewall and sliding out the HC. I found that the most time consuming part of the whole ordeal was connecting the new pipes to the new heater core with the connecting clamps provided by Nissens. Although you would think it is simple to connect the pipes to the core, especially while on the bench in a vise, they are a real pain.... To save some time on install, I would suggest cutting and connecting them first before you take everything apart... I have included some photos below which I hope are helpful.

Sorry that I could not figure out how to rotate some of the pics on the post.....



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