[V8] Heater Valve

Scott Simmons indischrot at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 19:58:59 PST 2008

I'm going back in soon to replace my heater hoses and was wondering 
about the heater valve.

When I first got the car, the OE plastic valve was kaput.  I replaced it 
with a VW retrofit part that was all brass but slightly different 
design.  Due to the off-set design of the nipples, getting the hoses on 
was a bit tricky compared to the straight-through design of OE.  It 
works great, but I'm wondering... for the $17 dollars, should I replace 
the valve with an OE plastic while I'm in there?  Or is the brass much 

~Scott S.

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