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Went to install DV+ on my ride and it seems factory valve can't be disassembled. Anyone else with a 2018 that has done this? GFB indicates good for my year but maybe I got the 19+ valve.
 

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I didn't have any issues with installing the DV+ on my 2018, everything was just like I had seen for the earlier cars.
 

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Thanks for the response. Guess I got lucky with the newer type. Yay. I'll bet any new factory offering for older cars will be same.
I'll put a request in WTB section for used 2017 or older.
 

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that plastic piece is really fragile and WiLL crack! i wrapped a rubber glove around it for grip and twist/rotate slowly, carefully ever so gently with channel locks -- extra extra gentle .. take your time
 

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Thanks for pics. I don't think my valve looks like that. Can you show the valve part? Mine appears to be one piece and not sure how its attached. Maybe snaps onto the solenoid shaft. Didn't want to mess with it too much until I have a backup. I'll try to get a pic of it tonite
 

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Thank you much for the vid. It was extremely helpful. The valve shown is the same as mine. I don't like to poke, pull or prod on anything that I don't have a backup for.
I tried the glove and pliers as shown but wasn't feeling the love, so I sinched a cable tie down snug and then rotated it backwards like a strap wrench. Rotated and pulled lightly and it eventually came out. Test drive proves its working as designed.
Thanks again
 

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... I sinched a cable tie down snug and then rotated it backwards like a strap wrench. Rotated and pulled lightly and it eventually came out. Test drive proves its working as designed.
Thanks again
Brilliant! i'll be using your method too if the need arises .. so thank you back. i watched videos of people using channel locks and breaking that piece so i improved their idea BUT your idea is even smarter.
 

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You're welcome. The tie I used was on the threshold of slipping so the glove was on standby in case more friction was needed. A rubber band may work too.
 

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You're welcome. The tie I used was on the threshold of slipping so the glove was on standby in case more friction was needed. A rubber band may work too.
yep, ive tried rubber band (unsuccessfully) -- i remembered, or forgotten, that way back when i installed the $50 bov (briefly) that i used ~8" piece of duct tape that i folded over onto itself so it was ~1/4" wide and wrapped it around. that worked best w/ channel locks bc it was cushiony and grippy.
 
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