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syncro_G
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Re: heater valve troubles

Post#11 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:13 pm

inkblotz wrote:Additionally in your current configuration on your dash opening would be closing and closing would be opening right? I don't suppose you tried it in the open position (thus making it closed) ;)

I think I need a beer.

Mark


it was controlled correctly but as you pointed out, it is backwards.
I have the cable attatched to it from above. It looks like in your picture that the cable comes up from below.

(fwiw, I think Sean said these came in two flavors depending on which direction the cable attaches to it)

I just checked the other one on the bench and indeed, you can blow through it in one direction but if blowing in the proper direction, it holds the pressure.

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inkblotz
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Re: heater valve troubles

Post#12 » Sun May 09, 2010 3:52 am

Glad it worked out.

Mark

schuhe
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Re: heater valve troubles

Post#13 » Sun May 09, 2010 6:01 am

Nice call, Mark. I was reading this and spinning a theory about right-hand vs. left-hand drive placement and function of the valve...but had not noticed the flipped valve. You get the Eagle Eye Award! Were you in photo analysis work once upon a time? It must be your attention to detail profession!

In recent years (the product of aging?) I have found it very helpful to take photos of projects before I really get into them, and at critical stages of disassembly. I recently removed the front bumper, grill, and all related bits, as well as rear bumpers, mud flaps, etc. for powdercoating. Four weeks went by before I could reassemble things, and there were a couple of times when the photos enhanced my spacial-reasoning & parts-assembly speed/memory. Swaping out entire engines with other-than-original arrangements adds a new variability to the reassembly process. Your engine bay looks very well sorted-out and neatly done, Christian.

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syncro_G
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Re: heater valve troubles

Post#14 » Mon May 10, 2010 7:11 am

Thanks Tom,

What threw me was that the valve had no direction arrows. I figured the design was bi-directional.
But after Mark's observation, I looked a little more carefully and found in fine text "wasser-einright" or some such thing. A google translate confirmed that that was the inlet side and the valve was indeed backwards.

The result is I now have two new valves so if anyone has a need for a valve, let me know.

-C

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inkblotz
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Re: heater valve troubles

Post#15 » Mon May 10, 2010 1:17 pm

You can never have too many spares. :D

Mark

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