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Heater Control Valve Options? 140-160

Agreed!

I can get mine to shut off completely if I crawl under the dash and push up or pull down (can't remember which) on the lever attached to the cable which actuates the valve mechanism. It will stay shut for a while; but, eventually seems to work itself open.

The angle of the actuating lever in the closed position is poor relative to the cable mount. As it approaches the closed position the cable ends up exerting less force in the closed direction making complete closure of the valve very difficult.

There is a local pneumatics / hydraulics shop that happens to have a cable operated valve meant for temperature control on some other 'stuff'. The ports appear to be the correct diameter. However, the orientation of the ports is not optimal which would require some flakey looking hose fittings. It would also require a significantly longer control cable. I was really hoping that someone else had gone through this already and could say 'here is the easy drop-in fix'.






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