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sixt9x33rs

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Metering Valve
« on: February 19, 2009, 02:01:35 AM »
I took my metering valve off the car, soaked it in Evap or rust rinsed it out with water then blew it out with compressed can air then dried it thoroughly with a blow dryer. Is there anyway that I can look at the pipe inlets and see if I have messed something up? Or should I squirt something in the metering valve to keep it lubed up?
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Re: Metering Valve
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 04:16:10 PM »
I'd take it apart, clean everything properly, lube all the parts with brake fluid, and re-assemble it.
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Re: Metering Valve
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 04:45:51 PM »
I'd take it apart, clean everything properly, lube all the parts with brake fluid, and re-assemble it.

Thanks John.
I did the same on the proportioning vlave under the master cyclinder. I did not see an easy way to take that apart. Your thoughts?

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Re: Metering Valve
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 06:37:17 PM »
I'd take it apart, clean everything properly, lube all the parts with brake fluid, and re-assemble it.

Thanks John.
I did the same on the proportioning vlave under the master cyclinder. I did not see an easy way to take that apart. Your thoughts?

Lawrence

The only proportioning valve is down on the subframe below the driver's door. The other device below the master cylinder (besides the round metering valve) is the distribution block, which has no valving function at all - it only contains the differential pressure warning switch.

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Re: Metering Valve
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 08:35:58 PM »
I'd take it apart, clean everything properly, lube all the parts with brake fluid, and re-assemble it.
That is the part I am talking about. The block with the pressure warning switch. Is that part also known as the brake manifold?
Should I clean that any special way?

Thanks John.
I did the same on the proportioning vlave under the master cyclinder. I did not see an easy way to take that apart. Your thoughts?

Lawrence

The only proportioning valve is down on the subframe below the driver's door. The other device below the master cylinder (besides the round metering valve) is the distribution block, which has no valving function at all - it only contains the differential pressure warning switch.

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Re: Metering Valve
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 09:20:13 PM »
That is the part I am talking about. The block with the pressure warning switch. Is that part also known as the brake manifold?
Should I clean that any special way?

I suppose you could call it the "brake manifold", but it's correctly described as the "distribution block"; I've never found it necessary to do anything to it, as it has no valving function.