Automotive Dictionary: Ball Check Valve

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Automotive Dictionary: Ball Check Valve


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Ball-Check Valve


Often referred to as a pressure-relief valve, it consists of a spring-loaded ball resting in a seating to seal (usually) a lubrication system. When pressure rises beyond a pre-determined level the ball is forced off its spring until the pressure falls again.
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