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Old 10-14-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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substitute part;evans rv218999 dash heat temp control

Can I use dorman 604 104 or another GM part instead of the evans rv218999 temp valve actuator?

I can't see any advantage to paying 3 times as much for an inferior part!

As a denizen of the great white north I need controllable heat, The AC is nice to have but not critical. Thanks
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Can I use dorman 604 104 or another GM part instead of the evans rv218999 temp valve actuator?

I can't see any advantage to paying 3 times as much for an inferior part!

As a denizen of the great white north I need controllable heat, The AC is nice to have but not critical. Thanks
Sorry I can't help with the Dorman 604 or 104. If your Evans which according to the part number is a electronic Coolant temperature Valve. It has a wiring harness attached with a potentiometer that controls how far the ball valve opens. I doubt if any other Electronic valve would work without some modifications. For about $25 you could install a cable operated valve and run a universal cable up to the dash and either drill a hole in the dash or mount it under the dash. It works like a old style choke cable. You pull it out to open the valve and push it in to close the valve. How far you pull it out determines the temperature.
If you go that route be sure the the valve ends are for 5/8th inch heater hose.
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