Friday, 6 March 2015

Fixing a Sticky Auto Valve on a PFP-8 Floor Pump

Fixing a Sticky Auto Valve on a PFP-8 Floor Pump - Intro


The PFP-8 Floor Pump from Park Tools is a nice looking bit of kit, and it works beautifully. However, mine has developed a bit of a problem, in that the automatic "head" does not select between the larger schrauder hole and the smaller presta hole.

For example when trying to pump up a presta tube, the air will come out through the larger hole. Wasting your time and energy, and making you wish you were out cycling rather than piddling around with a pump in your garage.


Fixing a Sticky Auto Valve on a PFP-8 Floor Pump - What to Do


Not much info on the web for this model of pump. So I emailed Park Tools in the USA. Got a response straight away, they also offered to post out a replacment head free of charge. How often does that happen? The instructions for fixing the valve / head assessmbly are here. But read on below if you would like to see how to fix just the head.

1 - You can  bash out the metal pin that holds the lever in place.

2 - Take out the rear cap behind the lever.

 3- Take it all aprat and wash with warm soapy water.
 4 - Put back together.

Hopefully job done!

Enjoy.


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