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  • #13921
    captiannapalm
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    Well I found my leak. I have searched online, and have only found rebuild servicrs. Anyone know where I can find one.

    #13922
    62cutlassconvert
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    If you found a NOS one you would probably want to rebuild it anyway since the seals would be dried out. Had mine rebuilt by OldAir. Be careful pulling out the temp sensor, it’s a capillary tube and once cracked or broken it’s done. On the other hand the valve functions perfectly well without this early and not so effective temp control function.

    #13923
    captiannapalm
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    Is this ok to drive. I was going to take it to a show this weekend. Any risk of over heating?

    #13928
    jensenracing77
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    I have one that I picked up a while back. Came with a receipt that it was sent to Fusick back in 2000. It was rebuilt but I have never had it in a car to test it. I would let it go for 75% of whatever they charge for the rebuild now.

    #13931
    captiannapalm
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    I’d still be looking at a rebuild

    #13933
    jensenracing77
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    This one was rebuilt already

    #13934
    captiannapalm
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    how hard is this to replace

    #13940
    62cutlassconvert
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    If you cut the capillary tube and take the valve off it’s easy, which is of course sacrilege. If you want to keep the capillary tube in place on the valve you need to remove the heater box with the heater core as the capillary tube is behind the core and you can’t get it out without removing the heater box from the eng compartment. I other words, a pain in the ass.

    #13941
    captiannapalm
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    I unwound the tube from the one i got at the junkyard. They didnt charge me for it. The nice thing was the motor was out of the car. what does that tube do?

    #13947
    kid442
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    The tube has Mercury in it so if you cut it wear gloves. Not the best stuff to get on you.
    Ken

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