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Old 09-19-2013, 06:38 PM
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Look forward with interest on this topic. I have a heatercraft 3 vent unit shipping from US to install into my 07 x2, im unsure where to fit as yet but considering behind drivers seat storage area
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:33 PM
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Look forward with interest on this topic. I have a heatercraft 3 vent unit shipping from US to install into my 07 x2, im unsure where to fit as yet but considering behind drivers seat storage area
Not sure if you've found this thread yet:

Thrall's Heater Install
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:46 AM
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Not sure if you've found this thread yet:

Thrall's Heater Install
Now I have thanks... thats the location I will be fitting the heater core
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:11 AM
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Does anyone like their OE Heater? Sounds like it might be a waste of money...
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:24 AM
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Most seem to like
1. the heatercraft brand, that is not what MC uses, any longer.
2. when doing it yourself, can locate the tubes and vents where you want.
3. you can put the unit where you would like as well.
4. you can also plumb the lines and attach to the motor where you would like.

I say go with the heater craft, I am in the process now of doing mine and will pry not locate the box/core where they would have from the factory.

Not sure if that helps

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:24 AM
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I removed the cupholder outlets pretty soon after I got my 2012, even a 10th or 11th cupholder sees more use than those...

Installed a second pullout hose , so now I got one on stbd and one on port.

Has anybody exchanged the MC OEM heat exchanger for a Heatercraft one and thus found any improvement in heating power???
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:25 PM
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The heater in my 12 didn't even blow warm air. I complained and they installed a fix kit - higher t-stat, moved the hot water supply and cold water return. Now it blows kind of warm air. The core is located under the driver's side helm with other electrical components. It's walled off from the front, so it doesn't really rob you of ballast/storage space.

Thrall, why does your install work better? Either it has a bigger core or it gets hotter or more hot water than my factory install. Any idea? Do you have any pictures of your install? Where did you put your core? How big is the core? Did you go with a Heatercraft? I called them and they told me MC went away from them.
Not sure why it works " better" but it works good.
I put the heater core where I did, under the stbd rear seat for a few reasons. 1. Shortest and easiest routing of the air tube to the port side of the boat. 2. Easy access for install compared to in front/under the helm where MC mounted them in those models. 3. No chance of destroying elect stuff under the dash if it leaked. 4. Shorter heater hose routing. 5. Ease of install.
Note I did not use a Y adapter on the return linethat is supposed to give even better hot water flow. I used a tee and it seems to pull the water through fine.

Those that are having problems with heat output it is typically due to lack of flow thru the heater core nothing else.
Raising the thermostat temp on the engine is ridiculous. The engine is designed to run at a certain temp. Don't mess with it. It's the wrong band aid for the problem.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:35 AM
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I removed the cupholder outlets pretty soon after I got my 2012, even a 10th or 11th cupholder sees more use than those...

Installed a second pullout hose , so now I got one on stbd and one on port.

Has anybody exchanged the MC OEM heat exchanger for a Heatercraft one and thus found any improvement in heating power???
I second that question.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:56 AM
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The OEM heatercraft in my 09 X15 works very well. The core is located in the drivers side bow like others have indicated. One vent for driver and then a single vent that splits into 2 with pull out hoses in the storage behind the driver. Excellent flow and heat. Hot supply off the top of the engine and cold return to the water pump.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:23 PM
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I second that question.
Bump. Has anyone replaced the OE with a Heatercraft? What is involved?
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