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Re: Am I going to burn the valves?
there should be no real difference. unless there are other motor problems, running the A.I.R. system should not cause problems.
My question is, why run it at all? Your just robbing yourself of HP by running that air pump off the crank. There is a/should be a 1 way valve between the pump and exhaust. So long as that is working fine, you can just remove the pump. The exhaust will still be closed off, but for the tail pipe.
As a side note, if you buy a truck with the A.I.R pump ceased and the belt removed, don't just replace the pump. Replace the one way as well. Often people replace pump after pump not realizing that the one way valve is bad and is the cause of pump failure.