Q: heater core

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I have successfully removed the heater core!!! It is a copper/brass core. My next question is do I need to replace it with the same type of metal or can I opt for the aluminum? Trying to understand the issues behind this. Would it just be easier for me to get it recored? Also, I'm assuming I should go ahead and replace the heater hoses just in case. Please help!!

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The type of metal should not make much of a difference as long as the heater core is shaped the same way and has the same style hose fittings as the one that came out. I would certainly recommend replacing the heater hoses as well for preventive maintenance purposes.

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