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Question by  Danusaf06 (40)

How do you clean a poppet valve?

I have a Chevy zr2.


Answer by  zcucurullo (37)

You can run the engine on a solution of 10% Engine Cleaner and 90% gasoline. This will clean any deposits from the ball and seats of the poppets.


Answer by  Samhane (703)

The best way to clean this valve is through a brake cleaner or heavy duty degreaser. If it is off of the vehicle you can soak it, otherwise spray.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Some fuel additives claim to clean the valves, but it's usually done by breaking down the engine and using an industrial solvent to break up the carbon deposits. I've also seen wire wheels used.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

You'll need to crawl under neath the cab of your car and locate the poppet valve, using a ratchet set, remove the pipe and clean it with a pipe cleaner-and-grease.


Answer by  laura27 (1216)

Clean valve through a brake cleaner or heavy duty degreaser. If got it off of vehicle soak it or spray it. Crawl underneath cab of car to locate poppet valve. Use a ratchet set and remove pipe tp clean with agents I metioned above.

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