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Old 17 July 2007, 13:15   #1
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Help I cant get my valve cover off one of my tubes

Help I cant get my valve cover off one of my tubes, does any one have any tips? It feels well and truly stuck but I think the threads are still intact.
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Old 17 July 2007, 13:41   #2
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You could try a bit of gentle heat - hairdryer level.

Be careful not to force it as the stem of the valve could break which would mean replacing it.

What type of valve is it?
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what about trying fairy or wd40 to shift what could be salt
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I had aproblem with one of my valves and got some of these http://www.selectselect.net/acatalog...Wrench_25.html

sort of things... worked a treat and no damage.
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Try some hot water on it, that may help. One of mdt's Boa wrenches wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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Warm water and vinegar will help if it's salt in there.
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Good advice will try tommorow thanks.
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Plumbers variable grip pliers, jaws opened to fit either side of the place you grip and then turn using the extra leverage and mine opened easily. WD40 wont hurt to get things moving either.
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