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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Carb removal and cleaning.

Ok, after reviewing my Clymers manual and watch Roach's videos I think I am going to attempt to clean my carbs. My issue is not so much ability as it is time and space. But I am off tomorrow. Is this something that should be able to be done in 4-5 hours with no garage? Any special tools I need? Anything I should look for while in there or anything I should do extra. I am not going to spend a bunch of money till I get it running reliably for an extended period of time, since it hasn't since I bought it last year. But if something is a basic item while I have them apart I might...

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No special tools just a good serving of patience, they are a major PITA to get on and off but to work on when you have them out is quite a doddle, I would do a search on here for others that have done this as there are quite a few topics that will run you through the procedures, and good luck with the patience bit of the job.

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I actually just did this and just finished a few hours ago! Personally, I would give yourself more time. Never having done it before it took me a good 3 hours just to disconnect things and make sure I was doing everything ok w/o the risk of damaging an air duct. On the way back in it only took 30 minutes or so. That surge tank is a pain in the A$s. I ended up not moving the wireharness or the upper coolant stuff. Just watch that metal tube into the left top side of the rear cylinder- if you pull up on the surge tank too much it may send a little bit of coolant out if it isn't tight (the bolt holding it against the head).

But still- take your time. I had to leave my carbs sitting out over night with liquid wrench on them because the 3 screws holding the floats were about to strip.

Here is another video to watch:

He took apart our carbs as well.
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One more thing- what helped me immensely getting the carbs back in was pausing to see what I was running into. The hang up at my end was the front carb bowl would end up in the front boot that remains attached to the engine. After I saw that it just involved some playful up and twisting to seat it. Man it feels good when they fall into place.
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