Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 22:37:57 -0400
From: fristnopsamt.edu (Ramsey Frist)
Subject: Re: C900-Heat's On All The Time


In article <20030612095151.08980.00000329nopsam19.aol.com>, philcyclesnopsamcom (Phil Brown) wrote: > Just bought a replacement 1986 900 Turbo to replace the one I had that blew > it's trans. It' a nice clean car except for one fault-but it's a big one: the > heat's on all the time. I assume that If I replace the heater valve I can fix > it. Am I right? > Thanks, > Phil Brown Hi Phil, It has been quite a while but I have replaced three heater valves on pre 1987 900s, one of which (1985) is still in the family. The original valves looked like they belong in a cornet. They are brass and when the seals go you cannot turn off the heat. The replacement plastic valves look like something made by Mattel but they seem to last forever. I became adept at replacing them without removing anything else by using a single hand run up along the clutch or brake pedel opening. I seem to remember that two Allen screws hold the thing on and that I had to saw a standard Allen key in half so that it would work in the tight space. Good luck, R. Frist 900T 5 sp. (85), 9000CSE auto (94), 9000CSE 5 sp. (98)

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