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    1. Junior Member uber mkv's Avatar
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      05-07-2012 04:28 PM #1
      I need a valve insert for my a/c line. I got the part number from the dealer, they wanted $25 for an insert! The one I ordered online didn't fit and was made by a company named SANTECH but they messed up and made a bunch of inserts that don't fit. Does anyone know of a place I can get one? It's getting hot outside...

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      05-07-2012 09:27 PM #2
      nobody knows where to get these?

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      05-07-2012 09:30 PM #3
      Which insert are you speaking of. There are valves in the low side fitting and high side fitting, that is either a ball seat type which will need to have the whole line replaced or valve style similar to a valve stem

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      05-07-2012 09:36 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Which insert are you speaking of. There are valves in the low side fitting and high side fitting, that is either a ball seat type which will need to have the whole line replaced or valve style similar to a valve stem
      The schrader valve. I just need the "stem" or insert. Mine was leaking.

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      05-07-2012 09:44 PM #5
      Go to a parts store, and they should have a universal kit that has all that stuff in it, along with o-rings, etc. for around 15 bucks

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      05-07-2012 09:52 PM #6
      Man...you know it's a VW. None of the parts stores had/have anything to fit. I wish it was that easy because If it was I wouldn't be on here right now.

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      05-07-2012 09:56 PM #7
      You'd be surprised with the kit I am speaking of. We keep one in stock at all times at the shop I work for, the problem is that the shrader valve is pretty much a tire valve step with a stronger spring rate, for the best seal get the OEM valve

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      05-07-2012 10:15 PM #8
      All of the kits I saw had much smaller stems. Nothing that I needed, I wish. The factory one that came out of my car is much "fatter" than the rest.

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      05-07-2012 10:22 PM #9
      Can you get a pic of it and post it. I have a **** load of different style valves sitting on the a/c machine, I can take a look at what I have and worse comes to worse send one to ya

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      05-07-2012 10:25 PM #10
      I already have a pic of the old one next to the new one that I sent to the place I bought it from. I don't have a flickr account or anything so give me a minute to figure it out.

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      05-07-2012 10:52 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Can you get a pic of it and post it. I have a **** load of different style valves sitting on the a/c machine, I can take a look at what I have and worse comes to worse send one to ya
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      05-07-2012 10:54 PM #12
      The one on the left ( in both pics) is the one I need, the original. Sorry about the one pic being fuzzy...

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      05-07-2012 10:57 PM #13
      Let me check tomorrow and i'll let ya know if I have one that will work for ya

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      05-07-2012 11:05 PM #14
      Sweet thanks. Actually I am heading to Pa. tomorrow but North of Pittsburgh, not near you.

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      05-09-2012 11:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Let me check tomorrow and i'll let ya know if I have one that will work for ya
      Nothing huh? Dang it...

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      05-09-2012 11:19 PM #16
      The dealership carries this.

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      05-09-2012 11:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by eatonrabbit. View Post
      The dealership carries this.
      Ya since they don't have it in stock and I have to order it anyway it seems a lil retarded to pay $25 for something that is out there for like $4.

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      05-09-2012 11:25 PM #18
      yep. that's VW for ya.

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      05-09-2012 11:28 PM #19
      I just hope I find something soon, black leather + summer is no bueno.

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      05-09-2012 11:30 PM #20
      Sorry bud, no luck. double checked everywhere at the shop, have a few that are close, but wont screw in. Sorry

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      05-09-2012 11:34 PM #21
      No problem, thanks for checking. For such a simple part I'm having a hell of a time finding it.

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      05-10-2012 02:14 AM #22
      call autobarn vw in my sig, tell them your vortex, they should give you a good price. Ask for Hunter, if you dont like the price, tell him you know jim and he is gonna stop over and stuff that water pump core where the sun dont shine. They ship.
      ALWAYS Mention VwVortex FOR OUR DISCOUNTS!!!Need a Quality Mechanic? J's REPAIR AND PERFORMANCE, PLAINFIELD, IL VAG-COM EQUIPPED-815-556-0027 01E/01X TRANSMISSION REBUILDER BEST price for OEM VW parts- ERIC @ autobarn vw (mt prospect, IL_they ship) 866-308-0049 Need paint work? Collision Revision Plainfield, il talk with Tony Combs 815-439-7401

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      05-10-2012 09:24 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by stupakjim View Post
      call autobarn vw in my sig, tell them your vortex, they should give you a good price. Ask for Hunter, if you dont like the price, tell him you know jim and he is gonna stop over and stuff that water pump core where the sun dont shine. They ship.
      Hahah ok thanks, I'll call em

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      05-10-2012 10:22 AM #24
      they are open now, 820am il time, ask for roger, hunter dont get in till ten (bum). Eric is the manager.
      ALWAYS Mention VwVortex FOR OUR DISCOUNTS!!!Need a Quality Mechanic? J's REPAIR AND PERFORMANCE, PLAINFIELD, IL VAG-COM EQUIPPED-815-556-0027 01E/01X TRANSMISSION REBUILDER BEST price for OEM VW parts- ERIC @ autobarn vw (mt prospect, IL_they ship) 866-308-0049 Need paint work? Collision Revision Plainfield, il talk with Tony Combs 815-439-7401

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      05-10-2012 11:58 AM #25
      Ok cool, I'm on a road trip I'll call tomorrow when I get home.

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      05-10-2012 12:42 PM #26
      You're going to call NOW, or you will get the water pump core....
      ALWAYS Mention VwVortex FOR OUR DISCOUNTS!!!Need a Quality Mechanic? J's REPAIR AND PERFORMANCE, PLAINFIELD, IL VAG-COM EQUIPPED-815-556-0027 01E/01X TRANSMISSION REBUILDER BEST price for OEM VW parts- ERIC @ autobarn vw (mt prospect, IL_they ship) 866-308-0049 Need paint work? Collision Revision Plainfield, il talk with Tony Combs 815-439-7401

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      05-10-2012 12:45 PM #27
      Noooooo not the water pump core!

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      05-19-2012 01:03 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by stupakjim View Post
      they are open now, 820am il time, ask for roger, hunter dont get in till ten (bum). Eric is the manager.

      I talked to Hunter the other day, he couldn't help. I can't remember why not just couldn't. I have started my local search again, gone to several different parts places and have been passed around like a drunk girl a a party. Still nothing. I just got back from my local stealership and that douch said I had to buy the entire line! I left before getting I blacked out and started beating him with the dumb ass hats and shirts they sell in there, I have gotten a part number for what I need from there so I know that isn't the case. Only thing is the part I got using that number didn't fit, close but no bueno.

      I can't believe I am having such a hard time finding this stupid little "part". Can anyone help end the madness?

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