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Subject: Re: Heater Valve
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> Subject: Re: Heater Valve
> >> Do I recall correctly that there was a suitable replacement available
> >> from Pep-Boys that you mentioned awhile back?
> >That's right, many have used it. It's just the aftermarket version of the
> >heater control valve. The one I got happened to be a Stant model. These
> >metal-bodied ones are seemingly more robust than the plastic OEM ones,
> >which can split wide open and spew coolant everywhere. The cost is
> >similar either way (~$20).
> Where is it located / from where is it accessible? That's precisely the
> sort of part one ought to just go ahead and replace after buying an old
> used car, the kind of thing you where preemptive effort seems to be rather
> small and break-down effect particularly troublesome...
Al Powell replied:
>The reason it's so interesting is that I just finished a 2,000 mile
>vacation trip - and right SMACK in the middle of it, the heater
>control valve (easily accessible between the block and heater core;
>just look at the single hose coming out of the block in back) in my
>1990 200 started leaking like a sieve.
.So I ended up making a second 180-mile round trip to get a dealer-
>ordered (next day service) part the following week. I can attest that
>the retail price on this valve is $56, which is actually a lot less than
>Opinion: If I had another Audi with 100K or so on it - I would replace
>that valve, especially if there was a $20 part which would do it.
I've looked into getting one of these for my '91 200q20v. As Al states, not
the same as the earlier 5000 cars; I've tried the aftermarket through
thepartsconnection.com, and Pep Boys, and they don't have one available.
Called Mack at Clair in Boston yesterday: heater control valve 431 819 809A
retail $25; discounted: $21.25. 800-354-5100. Probably similar pricing at
hth, chris miller, windham nh, firstname.lastname@example.org
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