Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
trsm - where are you located? It stopped raining here tonight.
There is a reason that all us Seafoam users recommend using Seafoam to fix your carb problems. Like I tell everyone else, it's majick! For instance, I've never had trouble with my motorcycle carbs (yet), but I had a hell of a time with my lawnmower at the start of this mowing season. After wearing myself out and nearly dying from heat stroke trying to start it - I decided to take the carb off and clean it (as suggested in all the info I could find on the 'net about these Honda mowers). After fiddling with it for a couple of hours, I came to the conclusion that the carb was put on the chasis first, and the engine was bolted to it. As in - I couldn't figure out how to get it off. So, in desperation, I poured some Seafoam in the tank, and turned the fuel back on, and then left it overnight. The next morning, I gave it a pull. It tried to start. Hmmm. I gave it another pull, and it started right up. Starts first pull ever since.
The moral of the story is this - if you think you need to clean the carbs, run some Seafoam through instead. In most cases it will fix your problem. I believe it has to do with the naptha. You can clean clothes without getting them wet, so naptha must be a powerful reagent.
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