In Reply to: Heater Valve Replacement - Whole Thing or Kit? posted by Troy on October 08, 2001 at 11:09:57:
My question is - should I replace the entire heater control unit (the unit that the coolant hoses go to - not the dash microprocessor) or use the heater valve replacement kit that I've seen for sale.
I'm reasonably handy and could do either - just interested in spending as little time as possible on this. I need all the weekend time I can get to play with my 10 week old daughter.
Thanks in advance,
I went through this myself a couple of years ago by just replacing the kit.
Sure enough only a couple of months ago the housing gave out - actually left me stranded on a country road. Turns out from other posts that they are possibly prone to do this (at this age) anyway.
So my advice:...... don't have to end up buying or fixing something twice!!!!! Just put a whole new unit in now and you won't have that 'wondering how long' feeling.