I know i'll be gutting mine when the Y-pipe finally rots out and needs replacement. (that wont be too long, I patched that y pipe few days ago and the rest don't look so good...) Mine's seized up. I'm hoping its stuck in the open position... Jeep runs ok...
Can I simply let the spring free from it's catch for one or a few rotations or until enough pressure to simply hold the unit closed with low pressure?
If it's possible, then why not. I'd try it if you absolutely have to have it factory stock.
1990 Grand Wagoneer-"The Crapwagon"
AMC 360, TF727, NP229, 3.31gears, 2" lift
Rancho 44044, Rusty's 2" AAL, TFI
...not too rusty anymore
Plenty of patina
1926 Dodge Brothers Business Sedan 212 I4-CRANK START
1987 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series-5.0 AOD (WD)
1987 Dodge Dakota LE 3.9, A999, 3.90 gear (DD)
1994 GMC 'Burban 5.7, 4L60E, NP241, 3.42 gear (DD)
2001 Jeep Cherokee 4.0, AW4, NP231, 3.73 (limbo)