Idle Stabizer Valve

Phil Rose pjrose at
Mon Feb 13 10:29:03 EST 2006

At 6:07 PM -0800 2/12/06, Derek Pulvino wrote:

>For curiosity, took off the valve today to see if it was gunked up and while
>I didn't see too much crud inside the valve, I couln't move the
>flapper/door/valve.  The valve was stuck about 1/8 to 1/4-inch open.
>These seems odd to me that it would freeze up like that.  Anybody with

If you have hopes of resurrecting the valve, be sure to avoid using 
anything that's metallic/hard (like the tip of a screwdriver) if 
trying to manually move the valve "shutter".  Use something that's 
relatively soft, like a piece of soft wood (wooden pencil?) to avoid 
damaging the shutter's fragile knife-edge. Spray some carb cleaner to 
free up the valve (assuming gunk is the problem) and then test 
electrical operation using a 9-volt battery.  R&R is discussed in the 
Bentley manual.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at

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