Jump to content

Time to vote for Tractor of the Month!
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Best way to clean a carb


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

VintageIronCollector

    Immersed in Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 33118
  • 1,311 Thanks
  • 1,802 posts
  • Location: New Freedom, PA

Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:13 PM

I got a k321 with a real dirty model 30 carb on it. Whats the best way to clean it off? It's bare metal and was never painted so it has corrosion on the outside. Thanks



#2 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

VintageIronCollector

    Immersed in Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 33118
  • 1,311 Thanks
  • 1,802 posts
  • Location: New Freedom, PA

Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:14 PM

And inside



#3 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 13,631 Thanks
  • 17,575 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:21 PM

Take the carb and all jets apart, if the parts are frozen in place leave them. Get a can of heavy duty carb cleaner and spray the whole thing into a container, cover top with a rag or board so it dosent evaporate as fast let soak overnight.

 

Clean the next day, usually frozen parts will break free now , repeat process if necessary.

 

Here's before and after on mine with a 24 hour soak then cleaned with a toothbrush and compressed air..

Attached Thumbnails

  • DSCN5550.JPG
  • DSCN5551.JPG
  • DSCN5552.JPG

  • sodisr, superaben and VintageIronCollector have said thanks

#4 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

KC9KAS
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10038
  • 5,057 Thanks
  • 4,461 posts
  • Location: Holland, IN

Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Here is what I use.

 

Darn-it...can't post photo.

 

NAPA Carb cleaner in a 1 gallon can with a basket.

 

OK, watch this clip.

https://www.youtube....h?v=VPRc0EV_F4g


Edited by KC9KAS, February 15, 2015 - 05:38 PM.

  • dodge trucker, VintageIronCollector and Bill 76 have said thanks

#5 crittersf1 OFFLINE  

crittersf1

    GT Lunatic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 26142
  • 4,173 Thanks
  • 5,770 posts
  • Location: Newport, N.C.

Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Boiling on stove works real well


  • VintageIronCollector said thank you

#6 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

VintageIronCollector

    Immersed in Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 33118
  • 1,311 Thanks
  • 1,802 posts
  • Location: New Freedom, PA

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:02 PM

Boiling on stove works real well

boil it in what?



#7 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 37,229 Thanks
  • 30,214 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:08 PM

boil it in what?

 

They say Tide laundry detergent works awfully well.  How much though I don't know, but I'd think a tablespoon to a quart of water would do.


  • KennyP said thank you

#8 jabelman OFFLINE  

jabelman
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 38843
  • 1,844 Thanks
  • 1,326 posts
  • Location: nj

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Berryman

#9 DH1 OFFLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,870 Thanks
  • 5,404 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:22 PM

Berryman

 

???



#10 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 37,229 Thanks
  • 30,214 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:25 PM

Berryman

 

 

???

 

Berryman makes carb/parts cleaner in gallon & larger with dip baskets.


  • DH1 said thank you

#11 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 32,253 Thanks
  • 42,033 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:26 PM

???

Berryman is a brand name down here Doug. Here's a link to what they sell. Good stuff, I use it quite a bit.


  • DH1 said thank you

#12 glgrumpy ONLINE  

glgrumpy

    Getting Out!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8360
  • 7,411 Thanks
  • 7,055 posts
  • Location: Huntington, IN 46750 North East in State

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Carb cleaners OK, big money in past anyway.  I tear all mine down and soak in Lacquer thinner overnite and clean in more with brushes and such next day. I like the GOOD thinner like auto paint stores sell, rather than at Ace or places. I also clean a lot of stuff off on my wire brush wheel on the grinder. Have to be careful with that and hang-on to all the parts good. Finer brush on mine.


  • Sawdust said thank you

#13 DH1 OFFLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,870 Thanks
  • 5,404 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Oh we don't have that brand name up here, at least I haven't seen it.

Learn something new everyday.


  • KennyP said thank you

#14 TokyoDrift99 OFFLINE  

TokyoDrift99
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 59603
  • 81 Thanks
  • 112 posts
  • Location: Vermont, USA

Posted February 15, 2015 - 07:44 PM

I used to use carb cleaner in a aerosol can, but it doesn't work well to clean out all the little idle circuit passages. I now use a ultrasonic cleaner. I'd use the berryman chem-dip in the 1 gallon paint cans if i didn't have the ultrasonic. Cheapest place to buy is Walmart (near all the brake clean) about $18 a gallon. I've seen it for a lot more at other places. 



#15 bbuckler OFFLINE  

bbuckler
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 59269
  • 2,490 Thanks
  • 2,214 posts
  • Location: Killeen,Tx

Posted February 15, 2015 - 07:50 PM

I soak in white vinegar overnight and use a can of carb spray afterwards to finish the job,






Top