Kudos to CCM
A week or two ago I called up CCM and tried to figure out what to do about my farting valve. A 10 minute conversation later, and they'd set up an order for a new valve body and stem, and save me some $ from having to buy a whole new lower tube kit. IN ADDITION, I was able to talk to one of their wonderful engineers who was kind enough to talk about the progression of the valve from the S6 one that I had to the new brass ones.
Thank you CCM, for taking care of your customers.