Seized valves

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MrRSB7
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Seized valves

Post by MrRSB7 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:08 am

Hi

My valves are seized on the rear back boxes of the standard exhaust

I’ve mananged to prize them permanently open with a seelection of tools..... hammer and large flat head screwdriver

I doubt I’ll ever be able to close them again given how stiff they were, Unless there is a magical way of getting them to release and work again??????

If not,....Should I be sealing vacuum pipes or leaving connected?

Thanks

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Re: Seized valves

Post by MikeFish » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:00 pm

Depends if you want them to close again or not. I disconnected my valves to leave them permanently open. If you are happy with that then job done. If you want them to work the spray a bit of wd40 or rust release type spray and keep prodding them open and closed and they'll eventually work again.

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Re: Seized valves

Post by MrRSB7 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks


Yes I’d like them to open/close ideally


But if I can’t get them to do so, I’ll leave them in the open position.... but what about the vacuum pipes, if the valves are stuck open, should i remove and seal the pipes? Or leave them as they are??

Mark

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Re: Seized valves

Post by MikeFish » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:50 pm

I'd just leave them.

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