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      04-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Anyone change springs in new style forge diverter valves?

I can't get anything on there to twist open. It's not like the old style where it was obvious and easy to open up. Anyone have any hints to get it open? It looks like the opposite end from where it used to open on the old style is where it would turn, but I can't get grip on it.

I want to put the yellow springs in.

**namotorsports added on to the bottom of the forge instructions for the new style. You can see a picture of what I'm talking about at the bottom of this document: http://www.namotorsports.net/docs/FMDVBM35B.pdf

I can not get that base to twist at all.
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Finally got 1 done. Had to put a kitchen hand towel around the end and use channel locks. What a pain.
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Finally got 1 done. Had to put a kitchen hand towel around the end and use channel locks. What a pain.
That's what I was going to suggest.
Get some big channel locks to do the trick and if you are worried about scratching it then put a rag in between.
Glad you got it taken care of.
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Those wide rubber bands work really well with a tight grip. BTW if you haven't figured it out, blow onto the nipple to pop the inside piece that holds the spring.
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Thanks. Got it done last night. I was looking for one of those rubber jar opener pads, but no luck. The channel locks did the trick. Getting the inside piece to come out was pretty straight forward.
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