What Are PCV Valves?
PCV valves are a type of valve used in forklifts to control the airflow into the engine. One such example would be the 1553692 valve. An operator can see the compatibility with the vehicle, as well as the power source.
The valve helps to maintain the correct air pressure in the system, and it also helps to keep dirt and other contaminants from entering the engine. However, when the valve is not working correctly, it can cause a decrease in fuel economy and an increase in emissions.
PCV Valve Parts
Parts of a forklift PCV valve include the valve body, seat, spring, and valve stem. If one of these parts breaks or becomes damaged, it can cause a decrease in fuel economy and an increase in emissions.
The valve body is usually made of brass or aluminum. It is responsible for holding all of the other parts in place. The valve seat is a hardened steel washer that helps seal the valve in place, while the valve spring is responsible for holding the valve closed when there is no airflow. And finally, the valve stem is what opens and closes the valve.
What Does A PCV Valve Do?
The forklift PCV valve helps to maintain the airflow into the engine. It does this by controlling the amount of air allowed into the system. This helps to improve fuel economy and extend the life of the machine. The valve also helps to keep dirt and other contaminants from entering the engine.
How Often Should PCV Valves Be Replaced?
Forklift operators should replace PCV valves every 4,000 hours of operation. A regular schedule prevents valve problems, such as clogs or freeze-ups.
Clogging And Freezing
One of the most common problems with PCV valves is that they can become clogged with dirt and other contaminants. In some cases, the valve can become so clogged that it will cause the engine to stall. When this happens, the valve can no longer open and close properly, which can cause a decrease in fuel economy. If you think that your PCV valve may be clogged, you should take it to a mechanic to have it cleaned or replaced.
Another problem that can occur with PCV valves is that they can freeze. When the valve freezes, it can no longer open and close properly, which can cause a decrease in fuel economy. This situation can happen if the valve is exposed to cold temperatures for an extended period. If your PCV valve shows signs of freezing, you should take it to a mechanic to have it thawed out.
Maintain Forklift Air Flow With Helmar Parts
Helmar Parts is one of the top suppliers of forklift components. We provide these parts at aftermarket prices, suited for any budget. Our team can also make recommendations depending on your forklift model.
To find out more about removing clogs from your forklift or pallet jacket, please reach out to us today. Let Helmar Parts assist with restoring airflow to your warehouse operation.