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Old 09-16-2014, 10:42 AM
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My heater control valve started leaking a while back and I finally got it out, but now I am on the fence as to which way to go, fix the old one (cheap) or go the retro fit with under the hood valve (expensive). I was hoping to hear from those who went the cheap route and how long it has been serving you well, or how soon it gave out again. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Never mind, I just ordered the under hood kit. Might save me some headache down the road. Piece of mind is worth alot!

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Larry, they do different things. The one on your heater core also regulates with a thermostat bulb. The one under the hood shuts off/on.

I think if it was simply a matter of shutting off flow, all the valves would be under the hood because that's where the hoses are. - Dave
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Larry, they do different things. The one on your heater core also regulates with a thermostat bulb. The one under the hood shuts off/on.

I think if it was simply a matter of shutting off flow, all the valves would be under the hood because that's where the hoses are. - Dave
Thanks Dave, I understood that before I ordered. I have installed a few of those on other cars I have had in the past, and they will work for me. I can just regulate it by opening more or shutting it down more, just more of a manual thing that I can live with.
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