schnowz at localnet.com
Sun Mar 18 07:32:21 PDT 2007
Thanks guys.. Live and learn.. I wasn't familiar with this on bikes, only
Unless you have a vacum leak or exhaust popping I don't see the point in
removing it though....being as it's not gonna increase performance...
Commie EnvironMENTAList Bastard
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Hampson" <shampson at beeb.net>
To: "'schnowz'" <schnowz at localnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:15 AM
Subject: FW: internal pressure?
> Hi, Steve Northrop explains it better I could see below.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Northrop [mailto:blackgpz at rochester.rr.com]
> Sent: 17 March 2007 22:54
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: Re: internal pressure?
> The KLEEN air system is a passive air injection system. Air is drawn from
> the airbox, through the reed valves in the valve cover, through four
> passages in the cylinder head. This passage is the small circular opening
> right next to the spark plug with the hollow roll pin in it you can see
> you have the valve cover off. Each passage leads to an opening in the
> exhaust port. The venturi effect of the exhaust gasses passing this
> is what draws the air in. This is why it is important to make sure the
> "figure 8" gaskets are in good shape. Whether the KLEEN air system is
> or if the reed valves have been blocked off, a low pressure area exists
> that if it is not sealed well beneath the valve cover, oil can be sucked
> into the exhaust. I tapped the passages and epoxied in some 1/8 pipe
> The PCV system is the hose that comes out of the rectangular cover at the
> back of the engine above the transmission. Remember the crankcase is open
> the transmission so it vents both.
> Steve in Western NY
> '96 GPZ1100
> '02 Daytona 955i
> "You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "schnowz" <schnowz at localnet.com>
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 7:15 PM
> Subject: Re: internal pressure?
>> I'm not understanding this,where is it connected to the exhaust port?
>> The diagram shows it connected to the airbox, inlet manifold, and rocker
>> I thought it was acting similar to a PCV valve???
>> Pete S
>>> From: "Steve Northrop" <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com>
>>> Subject: Re: internal pressure?
>>> To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
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>>> The absence or presence of the KLEEN Air system has no bearing
>>> whatsoever on jetting. This passive system introduces air at the exhaust
>>> port, it does not add any additional air to the engine. Blocking off the
>>> reed valves is no problem because they have nothing to do with venting
>>> internal pressure to begin with. This vent is at the rear of the engine
>>> above the transmission with a hose that goes to the airbox if you are
>>> using one. The reed valves in the KLEEN Air system act as one-way valves
>>> when exhaust gasses pass by the opening in the exhaust port, it will
>>> some air with it. The reed valves keep exhaust reversion pulses from
>>> exhaust gas back through the system. Sorry, but putting it back on was a
>>> of work for nothing.
>>> Steve in Western NY
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