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#1 Traill95 ONLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2014 - 05:32 PM

I would like a few opinions on what is the best carb cleaner to soak your carburetor in prior to rebuilding it. Everyplace I have looked around here seems to only have the spray cleaner and I am looking for something to soak the carb in for a day or so.

 

 


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 05:36 PM

Napa sells this:

 

http://www.napaonlin...6402_0410678710


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 06:47 PM

I bought the NAPA stuff.....It has a basket to put the parts in.


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 06:49 PM

I've used Napa carb cleaner, in fact I still have a can in the shop right now of it.

 

Gunk makes a good dip, too.  I've used that and sold that one.

 

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Posted February 27, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Lacquer thinner works well.. Caution it is Flammable.
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Posted February 27, 2014 - 07:10 PM

I used the gunk dip that Ben mentioned and have had great results with every thing I could jam in the bucket--carbs,pistons,bolts,ect. 

Just wear rubber gloves cus it's kinda hard on you skin.


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 08:10 PM

I used the gunk dip that Ben mentioned and have had great results with every thing I could jam in the bucket--carbs,pistons,bolts,ect. 

Just wear rubber gloves cus it's kinda hard on you skin.

 

You're right there.  It will eat anything off anything, and that includes skin off your bones.

 

I love what it does to brass or copper.  If you leave it for a day, it will polish up beautifully.  I do that to all my old engine copper tubing fuel lines and brass fittings I reuse. 

 

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Posted February 27, 2014 - 08:37 PM

Here is a link to a discussion on using lemon juice.

 

http://gardentractor...ice#entry415144


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Laquer thinner used Here too. Gotta buy better stronger ones in auto stores paint shops tho, not the Ace Hardware ones. BUT....not for any plastic or paper parts. TAKE IT APART before cleaning! I use my parts cleaner tank (mineral spirits) to get the main gunk off the outside before taking apart. Have bigger pan for case parts, and a little jar or tray for the finer inner parts. Spray cleaners with straws to force thru the ports and  holes is good idea, the of course, lots of Compressed Air to blow thru same ports and all over to dry off. I also use my powered wire brush wheel on grinder to do the bigger more stronger parts to shine up better or to get that stuff that NO cleaner wants to remove.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Pine sol followed by ultrasonic cleaner. You must use the real pine sol, not the dollar store knock off. I bought my ultrasonic on amazon for around $50, just did three snowmobile carbs this week with it. I also find that old guitar strings pass through most jets and clean well.

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 03:50 PM

I have used this for about 40 years.  Even used it when I had my auto repair shop.   I have never found anything better.  I saw a couple cans at the local Wal-mart today in the clearance aisle for 18 bucks.  But the zone stocks it.  Not that I am fan of them or wal-mart. But they do carry it.

http://www.autozone....fier=139313_0_0_


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 06:02 PM

I just blast mine with baking soda and be done with it.  I can usually pull the carb off in the morning and have it back on that afternoon, unless I need a kit or part.  Makes them look like brand new and never had a problem.  If I get one that is really, really gummed up I may soak it for an hour or so in mineral spirits but it really has to be bad.


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