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Old 11-08-2009, 08:56 PM
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Cleaning gummed up valves

Hey guys just a quick question here.......... to clean off all the grime, carbon, and residue caked onto my valves, is it ok to use a bench mounted wire wheel to remove this stuff? I just want to make sure the wire wheel won't damage the valves before I go ahead and use it.

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I always used a wire wheel to clean valves also. If oil was gunked up on them I soaked them in seafoam first.
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I have a gallon can of grimmy carburetor cleaner that I use for just such stuff, over night in the can, and parts come out like new...unless they're aluminum. Saves the mess, and breathing in the crap from using a wire wheel...
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