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Hazegray53 07-03-2016 03:35 PM

Heater Control Valve
Here's a pic of my heater control valve.

I've seen all the conversations about replacing these with one that goes on the engine bay side. I just don't know the proper valve to buy or where to get the parts from. Can somebody point me in the right direction? This is for a 60 Sunliner.

jopizz 07-03-2016 03:52 PM

Do you have a picture of your heater core. Replacing the internal valve with an engine compartment valve usually involves modifying the heater core so it has two fixed pipes.


Hazegray53 07-03-2016 04:02 PM

It has 2 fixed ports. I would just replace what I have but nobody seems to make this core or control valve.

jopizz 07-03-2016 04:07 PM

Here's an NOS one but it's a little pricey.


Your other option is to extend the bottom hose so it goes into the engine compartment and then you can install an external valve.


Hazegray53 07-03-2016 04:39 PM

That's actually cheaper than some I've seen. If I go with an external valve, where do I get one that will work with the existing linkage? I just don't know where to start or the proper valve to buy.

jopizz 07-03-2016 04:52 PM

The external valves are pretty much generic. You can get them just about anywhere. Here's one from Summit.


Installing an external valve almost always involves getting a longer cable so it can reach into the engine compartment. Sometimes you can get the stock cable to reach. Most likely you will have to drill a hole in the firewall for the cable to come through.


Hazegray53 07-03-2016 05:11 PM

Thanks for the help! Now I just need to decide which way to go.

jopizz 07-03-2016 05:20 PM

A third alternative is just to bypass the heater core altogether. Since you're in San Diego heat doesn't seem to be much of a priority. That's certainly the cheapest option.


Hazegray53 07-03-2016 10:45 PM

I didn't know that was an option. How do I bypass the heater core? Just a hose from the intake to water pump?

jopizz 07-03-2016 10:58 PM


Originally Posted by Hazegray53 (Post 102256)
I didn't know that was an option. How do I bypass the heater core? Just a hose from the intake to water pump?

That's all you have to do. Simple and easy.


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