08-01-2010, 08:43 PM #1
How do you recommend cleaning the PV clip area?
I'm throwing in some wave eaters later in the week and I was curious how you guys go about cleaning all the gunk out. Mine are pretty nasty, I'd imagine you don't want to get a chunk down in the cylinder.
08-01-2010, 08:54 PM #2
Spray water directly in it...NO, DONT DO THAT!!! JK JK!
I used a tooth brush and it cleaned up good. Cleaned off my valve covers with a rag too because those things were bad.
08-01-2010, 09:24 PM #3
I hate using my tooth brush to clean oily parts. I really need to buy a second tooth brush.
So have any of you used brake cleaner or something similar or just the old fashion way of scraping and brushing it out?
08-01-2010, 11:25 PM #4
was thinkin about break cleaner and rag soaking so it would go on the rag, but was out...so whiped out the old tooth brush....my mouth has never smelled better after using it. lol
08-02-2010, 10:57 PM #5
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yeah theres no real way to clean them, without breaking down the cylinders and buying some new gaskets.
if i were you, its not going to effect the engine how dirty those PV's are.. if its preventing it from moving, thats another thing, but you can get majority of the crud out with a small screw driver, or a rag. i woudln't spray any solvents, or chemicales into the chamber.. it goes directly into the cylinder and you dont' want the carbon, or solvents in that part of the engine. once you contaminate the rings and cyl walls, its turns into sandpaper and its bad news.
clean what you can, but don't feel too bad when its not perfect.
08-03-2010, 09:20 AM #6
hold a shop vac over the pv and scrape the crap out with a screw driver. then the stuff that breaks free will come up into the shop vac instead of falling into the valve.
08-04-2010, 09:49 PM #7
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- Sep 2006
- Holland Ohio
Just like cleaning your ears get a bunch of Q-Tips and swab away . don`t reuse them after the shower though!
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