Alright, Im wanting to set up my coolant in a way that is similar to what others have done, but at the same time I havent seen anyone quite do it this way. I am posting this hoping that a few of you would be able to point me in the right direction as far as things go that I feel like I have read in the past and cannot find now. As well as a few suggestions/ ideas.
So soon my car will be running a ms ran bp (94) motor in it. The motor will begin na until I aquire the funds to go turbo, and my plan is to use a reroute with that in mind. I want to use the 99 water neck on the back of the head.
I would use the bolt above the coolant port for my ecu temp sensor, and the port on the left (not visible) for my gauge temp sender. My plan to keep coolant flowing during warmup is to use the port on the right, running through the heater core and back into the mixing manifold. And the coolant port on the side of the block will be saved for the turbo lines when that comes into play.
My problem is, what would be my best option to get coolant from this port on the back to the heater core. I feel like I read somewhere that this port is a press fit, but it is very difficult to remove from the head and thus not worth the risk. I do not like the idea of drilling the end out and cutting off the smaller port because I think that would be asking for leaks.
In my mind this leaves me with three other options, find some sort of rubber hose that magically grows as it goes. Use expensive an fittings and make it work (still involves finding a way to get a an fitting on that port). Or use small hose, then an adapter, then larger hose into the heater core. None of these sound like truly good plans either to be honest.
What are everyones thoughts/ideas on the matter?
PS: I have plans to put an external oil cooler on the car once turbo'ed, and I lack the oem one, hence why I am not planning on hooking that up. And I really want to have heat for next winter (no defrost sucks)