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    Got some alloy valve caps - which appear stuck. Will penetrating oil loosen them up??

    Not bothered if I trash them as they are getting binned anyway!

    Help!!

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    WD40 should clear up anything but be careful not to spray the brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by signum_1.9 View Post
    Got some alloy valve caps - which appear stuck. Will penetrating oil loosen them up??

    Not bothered if I trash them as they are getting binned anyway!

    Help!!
    A pair of grips if your not worried about them, they can't be that bad.

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    signum_1.9 maybe a daf question, but they arnt the anti theft ones with locking screws are they ?

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    No - just screw ons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    A pair of grips if your not worried about them, they can't be that bad.
    Wouldnt this protentially damage the valve?

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    mine was stuck on m8, i used mole grips

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    i used moles before but i agree with JSYSH466Y, be carefull, spray with wd40, work them, dont just heave at them, back and forward, as if your working a tap or dye.

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    I had the same problem a while back,the alloy corrodes and welds itself onto the valve,i cut mine off with a small hacksaw blade,lesson learnt,always use copper grease now.......

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    If they were cheap ones they will have rusted on. I had a £1 set that rusted on- had to get all the valves taken off at a tyre fitters costing £20+!!! There is a moral to the story............

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