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Heater Valve Upgrade/Replacment

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Rockonp04, May 23, 2020.

  1. Rockonp04

    Rockonp04 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Help, my heater valve blew out at the glued connection. I learned the hard way this is a common problem. The photo shows the whole story. Sunbeam Alpines & Tiger Spares sells a replacement that looks like it has a thread on connection where mine failed. It seems like it would be a better alternative. Anyone know of a different place which sells these which isn't in the UK or something which won't fail?
     

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  2. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    I’d rough up the surfaces of the bore and insert, clean them thoroughly with lacquer thinner or MEK, and re-insert it with some JB Weld or PC-7 on both joining surfaces. Let I cure for 48 hours at 70+ degrees. Won’t blow out again in your lifetime.
     

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