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Old 12-12-2010
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The use of the check valve there is a nifty idea and theoretically should minimize the risk of a flooded exhaust (from cranking too long without firing, eg) getting into the engine.. but I suspect, as Denise suggested, that it became a trouble spot more often than it prevented a problem.

I'd venture to say that most systems will not have one in place and as long as you follow good practice you could eliminate it now.
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