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Carb cleaning method

Anyone ever try this? If so, how well did it work?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4827364_use-...r-cleaner.html

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Fine for those too poor to spring for the extra buck and a half a can of Gumout costs over the price of a bottle of vinegar.

I try also to avoid getting water in my carbs... Bikes have tiny jets and Cre

crevices it likes to hide in.

Vinegar is basically accedic (sp?) acid... Which oxidizes aluminum.

So..... I vote not to use it.

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Fine for those too poor to spring for the extra buck and a half a can of Gumout costs over the price of a bottle of vinegar.

I try also to avoid getting water in my carbs... Bikes have tiny jets and Cre

crevices it likes to hide in.

Vinegar is basically accedic (sp?) acid... Which oxidizes aluminum.

So..... I vote not to use it.

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X2 on that. Gumout or a $6.49 can of SeaFoam would be my choice.

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Was just curious as to the effectiveness of this versus the carb-soaking "paint can" stuff you can get that comes with the strainer.

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Was just curious as to the effectiveness of this versus the carb-soaking "paint can" stuff you can get that comes with the strainer.
Not a clue there..... Never used either... Just Gumout and maybe a mason jar to soak small parts overnight.

An airhose or air- can to blow out those tiny holes, and a thin strand of steel wire to poke the stubborn ones with.

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I bought 5 quarts of Lemon Juice and boiled all the carb parts...... I should have taken before and after pics....... just amazing and all the brown and black gunk floats to the top boiled for about 20 minutes then rinsed off in a cool water mixed with baking soda....( to stop the acid process)


I used some berrymans carb cleaner to give it a quick clean before the boil but I think the lemon juice method did a better job.
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Interesting. I would have never thought to use lemon juice.

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I bought 5 quarts of Lemon Juice and boiled all the carb parts...... I should have taken before and after pics....... just amazing and all the brown and black gunk floats to the top boiled for about 20 minutes then rinsed off in a cool water mixed with baking soda....( to stop the acid process)


I used some berrymans carb cleaner to give it a quick clean before the boil but I think the lemon juice method did a better job.
Qweesy, Why did you give out that information? Now all the supermarkets will be running out of lemon juice and I won't be able to make lemonade this summer. Thanks alot. LOL

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Qweesy, Why did you give out that information? Now all the supermarkets will be running out of lemon juice and I won't be able to make lemonade this summer. Thanks alot. LOL
hhahahaaha,....... you can always squeeze some lemons lol
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