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#1 Alc OFFLINE  



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Posted June 22, 2011 - 05:40 AM

Often I've had equipment that I thought it might be a fuel problem and used starting fluid to get it going . How much is too much ? I used propane from a torch too , maybe that's better way if your running the engine for a little bit longer . Any other ideas ?



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Posted June 22, 2011 - 06:16 AM

Olcowhand mentioned in one of his posts that he uses carb and choke cleaner as it has more lubrication. I have been using it also, but have noticed you want even more ventilation than normal while you are doing it... The fumes off the brand I buy will make you cross-eyed after it burns.
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Posted June 22, 2011 - 06:37 AM

I use brake cleaner for starting. I've even used it to run vehicles enough to get them in the shop when the fuel pumps quit. You want to watch with the carb cleaner, they are making some that's non-flammable. I got "burnt" by one of those once. Spent a lot of time diagnosing because it wouldn't fire on the carb cleaner only to find out the carb cleaner wouldn't burn.
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Posted June 22, 2011 - 07:51 AM

I have used a spray penetrating oil that uses propane for the propellent when trying to get an engine to run. It gives the engine some lube while trying to start it. The only drawback is you need to have good ventilation or be out in the open because man does it smoke a lot!

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 08:14 AM

Al. I have never tried using Propane, but I am going to try it next time. I use WD40 or Carb cleaner, even usd a lttle gas I put in a squeeze bottle.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 01:33 PM

Two cups of Folgers on me but I use either carb cleaner of starting fluid on the tractors. If you use too much starting fluid they will knock a little though.