Heater core bypass
I have a 1996 Taurus LX, miles unknown(neither odometer works, shows 36,000+) that just blew the heater hose at the water pump. I live in Guam and will never use the heater. Can I bypass the core with out effecting the engine cooling? Parts are nonexistent out here and internet shopping is tough for this hose as most of the places I've checked always have the photo disclaimer that the part pictured may mot be the actual part ordered.
If I cap the core inlet and outlet nipples and the water pump heater hose outlet, will the engine cooling system be intact and adequate? I'm having a hard time tracing the complete system and I'm thinking the heater may link to the block somewhere. Or not. The Haynes manual isn't much help and appears to serve better as a cutting board.
This my first post and I'm hoping I asked for help in the right forum. If not, sorry and send me where I need to go. Thanks in advance.