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heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by Flystagg » Thu May 11, 2017 6:22 pm

just ordered a new Valeo heater core of amazon for $29 with free shipping and as I suspected it was a rebranded Behr heater core which usually costs $150+ literally says Behr made in france all over it with a valeo sticker on top

The ones on amazon are gone but there are a few left on ebay here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heater-Core-Vol ... PX&vxp=mtr

not affilated with this sale just passing on a very good deal

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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by scot850 » Thu May 11, 2017 7:24 pm

That is a good deal!

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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by cn90 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:03 pm

I am wondering if the ebay heater core (Estonia) is as good as Valeo (Behr) heater core in terms of reliability.
I currently have the ebay heater core (Estonia) and the heat is HOT in the winter, as good as the factory HC.
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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by Flystagg » Thu May 11, 2017 8:48 pm

I was planning on buying the estonia heater core until I saw trhe valeo unit for even cheaper. I have bought other valeo parts and they were also rebranded OE parts Valeo clutch is a rebranded LUK clutch ect

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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by mecheng » Fri May 12, 2017 8:36 am

Nice, valeo makes some top quality products.

@CN90, I would say the Behr is a good unit, I just replaced mine, it was 18yrs old and the car had 235,000km and it was starting to smell but no major leaks and the failure mode is safe; no large leaks and I would say that lasts quite a long time.
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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by JimBee » Sat May 13, 2017 1:18 pm

The one demerit for the Estonia core is the moldy odor for a while after installation. I just bought another one (now $45.00 shipped) and the color of the plastic parts has been changed to black for some reason. Maybe a different plastic that eliminates the odor? If so, I'll update this post with info.

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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by rspi » Sat May 13, 2017 9:06 pm

JimBee wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 1:18 pm
The one demerit for the Estonia core is the moldy odor for a while after installation. I just bought another one (now $45.00 shipped) and the color of the plastic parts has been changed to black for some reason. Maybe a different plastic that eliminates the odor? If so, I'll update this post with info.
Run it under hot water for a few seconds. If you smell an odor, degrease it.
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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by quietlymknnoise67 » Fri May 19, 2017 6:09 pm

Just received my Heater core from eBay seller and it too is a BEHR as per labels

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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by readallthebooks » Sat May 20, 2017 11:33 pm

does this valeo unit come with the o-rings and foam strip?

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Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr

Post by rguzz » Sun May 21, 2017 10:58 am

My Swedish Car Parts hc stank no matter what, so I removed it and replaced with very low miles non discolored OE unit from Pic-n-Save. Spaghetti like strands peeking out of the bottom of the SCP unit. I'd use one for 2 years no longer, and consider it a temporizing measure. Are all Behr units the same? Some of them appear to have different color plastic etc. 30 bucks for a seemingly OE unit sounds suspicious to me.

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