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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.
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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.

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It has 2 fixed ports. I would just replace what I have but nobody seems to make this core or control valve.
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Here's an NOS one but it's a little pricey.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1960-62-...GtI-pQ&vxp=mtr

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

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

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fss-74828/overview/

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.

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

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