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Early heater valve setback


Dionk

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I ran into a snag. I was about to install the center console when I notice a drip of blue coolant on the bottom of the heater box - isolated the leak to the early version heater valve.
 

After about two weeks of expletives later I pulled the heater box out (halfway) to get the faulty valve out.
 

That was this weekend- so I’m hoping a new O-ring will do the trick.

 

Have some, but not the right size- need to head to the store and see if I can find the appropriate o-ring.  For every step forward there is a step back. 

 

Setbacks like this, while minor in grand scheme, pile on top of other set backs and it’s all taxing my patience - my wife said “it’s all part of the ownership experience.”  

 

I’d love to have it together for Vintage.


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 I notice a drip of blue coolant on the bottom of the heater box - isolated the leak to the early version heater valve. After about two weeks of expletives-  I pullEd the heater box out (halfway) to get the faulty valve out. That was this weekend- so I’m hoping a new O-ring will do the trick. Have some, but not the right size- need to head to the store and see if I can find the appropriate o-ring.  For every step forward there is a step back. 

Setbacks like this, while minor in grand scheme, pile on top of other set backs and it’s all taxing my patience. 

I’d love to have it together for Vintage in may. My target.

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If it is any consolation, I have to get my clapped out heater box out. Valve was seized -- cable wouldn't budge -- though I did finally free it but cable came unattached in the process.

 

I was planning to route the heater hose running into the box directly to where the hose-out goes back into the engine, if only temporarily so that I can still run the engine if needs be. Is that the proper procedure?

 

Any while I'm going to follow the FAQ article on heater box removal, any tips from your experience? I do agree that persevering through the headaches is really a key part of this whole endeavour.

 

 

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