November 13th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NEWBURGH NY
soak it in kroil you can get kroil in most supply house or brownells or from kroil on a kroil introductory offer try the silikroil i think it lubes and works better. then drive out the roll pin on the opposite side of the spindle valve with a proper size roll pin driver.
then using a brass drift approx. the same size as the spindle valve drive out the valve from the roll pin side. the spring as well as the spindle valve will more likely than not be crudded up with carbon and probably oil.. get yourself a stainless steel bore brush put it on a section of cleaning rod and drive the brush in and out of the gas cylinder valve hole, using kroil as the cleaning agent when done, run a cleaning patch thru it until it comes out clean. the spindle valve can be cleaned with a stainless wire brush, with kroil and the spring as well. when clean just slip everything back in and rotate the valve by depressing in on the valve to unlock the spring tension. you will notice it turns just as you would want it too. jeff.
ps:if you want i can eliminate this for you by unitizing the whole assembly then you only have to clean the gas port hole and the gas cylinder bore. see my article in the steals and deals section.