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Old 05-19-2010, 10:47 AM
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Sounds like a great idea. Almost like the flush valve kit, but it serves a different purpose.

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I thought about that . I would rather see a heater control valve , like from a 72 dodge charger , that way the flow of coolant through the heater hoses isn't dead headed . By using this style valve will let the coolant bypass the heater core and keep it circulating . Sometimes disrupting coolant flow in the hoses disrupts the flow of coolant through the motor . You won't see it at the temp guage .
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I thought about that . I would rather see a heater control valve , like from a 72 dodge charger , that way the flow of coolant through the heater hoses isn't dead headed . By using this style valve will let the coolant bypass the heater core and keep it circulating . Sometimes disrupting coolant flow in the hoses disrupts the flow of coolant through the motor . You won't see it at the temp guage .
thats what I was wondering.
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That sounds like a great idea and does have merit. I'm just wondering what that might do if you have the dual zone automatic temperature control, could it possibly throw a code if it detects no heat/flow through the heater core ?
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i have the assurance from a friend of mine who is a heavy line diesel mechanic/shop foreman that there is no adverse effects. heavy trucks have the same setup as far as shutting off the coolant to the core.
fords have a vacuum operated valve that does the exact same thing when you turn the ac on.

took the truck 400 miles each way through the desert and mountains in so-cal last summer with no problems.
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Care to snap a picture of it? I'm new to the modification game, and I kind of follow your write up, but a picture would really help.

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yes...get a coolant cooled turbo setup

Gets hot within a few miles of driving...lol

And, thats an interesting mod. Doesn't affect the engine temps, does it? Since coolant isn't flowing how it was designed to.
You could always go with an electric heater setup like my friend had in his F**D Probe. It was hot as soon as he started the car then when the coolant got up to temp it would shut off and the heater core would take over
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Yeah, i was wondering if the flush valve kit would work for this?
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Has anyone tried this in the Southern part of the USA with some significant humidity? I am curious if you need to crack the ball valve a bit in the evenings and early morning to get the windshield defogged while in defrost mode? I usually have to dial in some heat to get to see in those conditions.
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My '78 Ford Thunderbird had a valve similar to that was vacuum controlled from the factory. I found that is wasn't shutting all the way due to age and or failing vacuum motor, so I replaced it with a manual valve and presto.
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