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Old 03 February 2017, 08:58   #1
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How to take apart this valve of a Zodiac inflatable?

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I would like to take apart the valve of a Zodiac Cadet 310 Aero.
It is leaking and I suppose this is due to the part of the valve marked with a red arrow on the picture below. This part doesn't seem to be screwed in correctly.

So how can I unscrew the orange marked part of the valve to hopefully screw it in correctly? What tool do I need? (None came with my rep kit) What direction to I turn?

I first thought that the part marked with a green arrow can be unscrewed to free the orange part, but it is part of the valve glued into the Zodiac. I suppose I need a tool to first inscrew the inner grey part. But then how do I proceed for the orange one?

All videos on Youtube about replacing valves are about other types of valves. And I couldn't find an explosion drawing of it neither....

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 03 February 2017, 09:18   #2
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Hi swissmorgy try here at rib store here's the link straight to the valve keys
Ribstore RIB & Inflatable Boat Repair, Glue, Spares & Accessories

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Old 03 February 2017, 09:26   #3
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Use a big wrench to take the nut off and put it back on. Make sure you don't crossthread it.

Reminder : valve cap is mandatory for air tightness
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Old 03 February 2017, 11:46   #4
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Use a big wrench to take the nut off and put it back on. Make sure you don't crossthread it.

Reminder : valve cap is mandatory for air tightness
I think swissmorgy want to take the valve core out and clean and then reseat the core and tighten down the inner nut to see if that's the problem, which would be a lot easier than taking the valve body out of the tube then cleaning all and resssembling into the tube, that's the way I read it
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Old 03 February 2017, 16:15   #5
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I think swissmorgy want to take the valve core out and clean and then reseat the core and tighten down the inner nut to see if that's the problem, which would be a lot easier than taking the valve body out of the tube then cleaning all and resssembling into the tube, that's the way I read it
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Yes, that's what I would like to do but I don't know how to do it without breaking anything.
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No way to break this. Get an oversized monkey wrench on the outer hex nut and the Zodiac tool on the inner thread. Unlock, clean, and reassemble. Wouldn't be surprised if it needs a new diaphragm. Lightly lube thread with Maine grease and do not, repeat, do not over torque.
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Yes, that's what I would like to do but I don't know how to do it without breaking anything.
Hi mate you need to get the tool for unscrewing the valve seal, I think this might be the one but don't hold me to it, also not cheap but if your good with your hands you could easy make one but here is s link for one from IBS
http://www.ibsparts.co.uk/iinflation-valves-spares/valve-tools/zodiac-semi-recessed-valve-insert-diaphragm-tool.html
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