arnis wrote:brycenesbitt wrote:arnis wrote:Buy a part from EBay or scrapyard.
Find somebody who will work at reasonable hourly fee. Be it 10 or 30$ per hour.
Half day job if you know what you do.
Update: purchased new used PTC core. Swapped it. No heat.
"new used" - so actually old and used.
Who said that it was functional before installation?
Yeah, back in the pre-Internets days I had an old Subaru that would intermittently stall. No one knew what was the problem, I was desperate and took it to a dealer who couldn't reproduce the issue but the tech said that it was likely the distributor, luckily I was able to walk away for free. A distributor was $600 new and no way I could pay that much for it but a local mechanic gladly installed a nice shiny "rebuilt" distributor at a fraction at that cost. I happily drove away only to get stuck again in a couple of blocks. Took it back, had them swap the old part back, went to a local junkyard that had a car on the lot like mine, paid $20 for the part after unscrewing it, installed it and never had that same issue since. So there is definitely a risk buying a used part.