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Old 02-03-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default diverter valve cleaning

Quick question. I suspect my diverter valve may be a bit clogged with soot.
What is the best way to clean it?? Can you take it apart and put it together without too much trouble?? Thanks, Jim

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Old 02-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: diverter valve cleaning

Yes, You can remove it and apply a vacuum to it and then blow it out. Blow out the exhaust manifold also. Do not forget the connector pipe.

The diverter valve is supposed to have a check valve function so only blow air into the blower port to start with.

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Old 02-04-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: diverter valve cleaning

OldNuc, when i asked if you can take the diverter apart i meant, can you
take the diverter valve itself apart by removing the two screws on the underside of it? I was thinking of taking it apart in two pieces to clean it and was wondering if it was worth the effort or, if by taking it apart it might be difficult putting it back together properly?

In the meantime i'll blow some air through the blower port as you suggested.
I've already cleaned out the exhaust manifold and connector pipe. Thanks, jim

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Old 02-04-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: diverter valve cleaning

Never tried to take one apart. Simply an oversight though. Just open it up with a vacuum and blow it out. Usually the problem is further along in the system. The channel in the exhaust manifold fills up and stops the air flow into the exhaust stream.

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