1970 AMC Javelin Repair Question
Heater control valve removal
1970 AMC Javelin V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 52,000 miles
I am trying to remove the original heater control valve from my intake manifold. I have soaked the threads with rust penatrant, and tried to break it free with a wrench, but no luck. Valve is close to firewall, and behind valve cover--not much room to work. Does anybody have any suggestions? I need help.
teh only thing i could suggest and it depends on your ability. It is NOT THE SAFEST thing to do either. Take a propane torch and heat the manifold around the water heater pipe. Then place penetrating oil on the threads and take a small ball pien hammer ( 8oz or so) and tap around the manifold . then repeat this several times. Then try the wrench and see if the pipe will break loose. If that doesn't work take the intake to a machine shop where they can get it off.
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