Is this heater control valve original?

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Melchior
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Is this heater control valve original?

Post by Melchior » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:41 am

Hi,

I am rather sure that the heater control valve in my 250 GTE is not original. As far as I know there is a bracket or kind of holder on which the heater control valve is mounted. Can anyone tell me if mine is genuine and if not send me pictures what it should look like?!

Thank you and regards,

Martin
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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by tim » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 am

Greetings... What I see is not a thermostat but a heater control valve. Not sure if that is correct for your GTE but it is what is used on the 330GT.

Tim
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Melchior
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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by Melchior » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:50 pm

Hello Tim,

thank you for your reply - you are absolutely right, it is the heater control valve - sorry for my bad technical English, in German you call that a thermostat. Anyhow, good to know that it was used at 330‘s, so it is a least Ferrari related. My belief is that it is wrong for the 250 GTE, but I am not sure. Maybe someone else knows?,

Regards, Martin

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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by BobA » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:27 pm

It looks like mine on #2693. No bracket, just floats between hoses.

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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by tim » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:27 pm

Greetings... It does look different from mine. The arm and the fitting on the end of the cable are different and on mine, the hoses come off parallel to each other. Basic design looks very similar though

Tim
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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by Menlodon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:31 pm

Here is a photo of the heater control valve on my GTE #2853.
David Wheeler commented that he had not seen one mounted like this before. It was like that when I got the car in 1971. Who knows what happened before that.

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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by 330GT » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:31 pm

Then if you are not worried about originality:
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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by afwrench » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:52 am

Kerry is right as to the originality of the valve in his photo. That is not the correct shade of blue. Mike
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Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Post by Terry Gardiner » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:44 am

The inner wing valance mounted heater control valve looks good to me, original or not. An improvement over a valve flapping around according to the free movement in the piping.
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