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    Moderator Utimate User rowuk's Avatar
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    Re: Sticky valves

    My Bach valves started hanging after about 6 years of use. I too was using Al Cass. I got a new set of valve springs, cleaned the valves and casing with acetone (watch out if your horn is laquered!) and switched to a synthetic oil La Tromba T2. No more problems.

    If I look at the wear pattern of the valves where I only used Al Cass, I see sub optimal protection. I don't use it any more and have become an advocate of synthetic oils. They just seem to hold up better.
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    Forte User Bob Grier's Avatar
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    Re: Sticky valves

    If your valves are badly worn, they will rub in the casing. as old as your horn is this could be the case. a thicker valve oil will help in the short turn. do you have a local shop that can do a compression test on the horn. can you wiggle the valves in the casing? if they are worn a good pro shop can rebuild them. I'm sure we all can offer suggestions. I've been very happy with the valves I've had rebuilt by Osmun brass.
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