I can't get any response from Pete, in dire need of help.

Race Tech Gold Valve emulators knocked off the same way. Pay your money and get product backing or buy knock-offs and suffer your own consequences.
If I had known what I was buying was NOT a Pamco original product, I would not have purchased it. If time is money, then this has cost me probably at least a thousand dollars, not to mention the money spent on having to replace what I thought was an original. I really wish Pete would have a giant warning on his webpage at the very top, the first thing you read, if nothing else to state that he and he alone sells the original, anything else is a knock-off, so buyer beware.