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Old 08-12-2022, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default 900 series--which heater control valve to buy?

Had a heater hose burst on me today and puke a gallon of coolant out. Was able to bypass the heater core in a Dunkin' donuts parking lot.

I have replacement hoses but it seems like a good time to potentially replace the heater control valve. I have no idea how old this one is on the car and everyone seems concerned about them exploding.

What is the collective opinion on which valve to use? I see lots of threads saying to buy the Volvo part for a hundred bucks or so, but many alternatives discussed as well. What's the best way to go?

I.e. Astro van heater control
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Old 08-12-2022, 03:56 PM   #2
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For the long time reliability I'd go with Astro. Have one in my 940.
Short term- remove the valve and install a piece of pipe in it's place. Or bypass the heater core all together.
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Old 08-12-2022, 05:58 PM   #3
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I’ve been using the Motorcraft YG136 for nearly 20 years now. It’s excellent and haven’t had one fail since. Any new to me 7/9 car gets that changed immediately before anything else
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Old 08-12-2022, 08:02 PM   #4
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YG136 is interesting, I see half metal versions and full plastic ones. Lots of different versions.
https://www.ebay.com/p/75744505 seems legit?

Astro valve is tempting too, though I hate having more connections to cause problems
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:24 PM   #5
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YG136 is interesting, I see half metal versions and full plastic ones. Lots of different versions.
https://www.ebay.com/p/75744505 seems legit?

Astro valve is tempting too, though I hate having more connections to cause problems
That looks good
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Old 08-13-2022, 07:31 AM   #6
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Alright, ordered. Just as we have our first night in the fifties and I start to want heat in the morning!
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