Yugo sks gas valve will not move!

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  1. 94hunter88

    94hunter88 New Member

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    My Yugo sks its gas valve is stuck into the single shot position (stuck face up 90° angle) and I have put oil and all kinds of stuff to "loosen" it up and for the life of me i can't get it to go in the position it needs to be in for semi-automatic shots. please help me it is annoying!
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Have you disassembled the gas tube? Perhaps there is something stuck in it? I had one that was lead fouled once. I was able to gently heat it up with a propane torch and tap it over to get it out. Dont everheat it though.

    I still shoot lead. But I disassemble and clean the gas system very often.
     

  3. 94hunter88

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    I took it apart cleaned it up a little an the gas vavle will not move to the semi-auto position.the gas vavle that you push down and can move it to single shot or semi-auto how do I make that move to semi-auto?
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  5. 94hunter88

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    Alright thanks I will check that out.
     
  6. fastfire

    fastfire New Member

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    Have you given it a good cleaning? I mean an Army type cleaning! Take it apart and take it and your cleaning gear into the shower with you. Get allof the gunk out of it. Hot water is about the only thing that will clean cosmoline out of the nooks and crannies of a firearm. And believe me when those guns were shipped here they were coated in the stuff. Check the gas holes, make sure that junk isn't in them. Then dry it off, lube it and take it out for a try.
     
  7. 94hunter88

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    I did clean it and I soaked it in some cleaner and I scrubbed but I took a mallet and just hit it into place will everything still be fine?
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Do it work? Yes? Good.
     
  9. 94hunter88

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    I havent took it to the range or anything so im hoping it worked. But do you use a certain solvent to soak parts in?
     
  10. lukeisme

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    I had that problem on one of mine. I bought a gallon of wd-40. Soaked it for about 2 weeks and it loosened right up. I know of guys who used kerosine and that worked too. Most if the time I have found with them it's a thin layer of rust that sticks them up. Sometimes when the gas valve is in the correct position u have to make a gasket out of a paper clip. The yugo sks was bad about gas leaks and will cause them to fire in single shot mode only. Aka grenade launch mode.
     
  11. 94hunter88

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    Where do you put the paper clip?
     
  12. lukeisme

    lukeisme New Member

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    The paper clip gasket goes between the gas tube and the value. Most of the time that is where they get a leak. So you bend a paper clip around the gas valve and slide the gas tube over it. There are some great videos on how to so this on YouTube.
     
  13. 94hunter88

    94hunter88 New Member

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    What do I search on YouTube?
     
  14. lukeisme

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