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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:09 PM
black528i black528i is offline
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Heater Control Valve Repair

I would like to replace the heater control valve on my 1997 528i - Build Date 10/96.

I have not seen a DIY on rebuilding a heater control valve, just pictures of what it looks like when disassembled. I checked the Wiki, the very best links and Bluebee's posts.

I found a relatively inexpensive rebuild kit for the heater control valve on eBay (see picture). The cheapest one I can find new using Furious Method is $301.25. So do you think it would be better to do the rebuild or just buy a new one? Is it even worth it to rebuild?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:44 PM
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This is from E31 but it is a good reading:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1671645
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:39 PM
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I don't understand. The rebuild kit is $89, not $301.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:57 PM
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You may want to look into this $6 fix:

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...-temp-fix.html
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:16 PM
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That is ingenious! Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:09 PM
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If you decide to go the $6 route, please take photos and post them.
The O-rings: I think you can get them at local hardware store.
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