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loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:27 pm
by nworbekim
i'm NOT a repair guy, far from it... but i may be able to do this. I gave my king 2341 a bath this morning and while i was brushing the valves i must have gotten a little too vigorous around the top of the first valve and i notice the valve guide is turning a bit past where it should.

is there an easy fix? the repair shop is a long way away. maybe superglue or something? it's not a big deal, but it just goes against my OCD to have something wrong :(

Re: loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:33 pm
by ASTuba
You should be able to thread it back in a bit. If it still comes loose, perhaps some Loctite (non-permanent) on the threads could help as well.

Re: loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:58 pm
by nworbekim
i think it's been turned past where it should have been turned... like it's almost stripped. to get it straight up and down, i have to turn it back from it's furthest position.

as if it's supposed to be at 12 oclock, it will turn to a little past 1... maybe turn it beyond 12 and apply a little glue of some sort? then back it up to 12?

Re: loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:30 pm
by bloke
If you have a small hard plastic hammer and some magnification eyewear (or good close-up vision)...

Unscrew it as much as two 360 degree turns and tap the ends down a bit so they rub against the piston wall sooner on the last turn.

This fix might not be permanent, but - then again - it might.

Re: loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:34 pm
by nworbekim
Looking for a hammer... Thank you

Re: loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:22 pm
by nworbekim
:tuba: your suggestion appears to have solved the problem, at least for the moment... i don't have a plastic hammer, i have rubber and rawhide... they were too large though so i used the handle of a large screw driver that is part of my tractor tool kit. just little taps on the end that becomes the top end when it is in its assigned position tightened all the way in...

thank you

*edit: just a little screw driver handle ;-)

Re: loose valve guide question

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:30 am
by bloke
Some have actually suggested that I fix horns for a living.

I've informed them that living occurs when I'm not fixing horns.