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Rotbart
05-30-2013, 03:01 PM
Any recommended solvents I should use? Think I'm going to tear mine down today.

junkyardjon
05-30-2013, 04:53 PM
How bad is it? Most times i use brake cleaner and compressed air.

WILEY
05-30-2013, 05:05 PM
If your tearing down all the way to rebuild, a pot of boiling water and some dish soap. Simmer on stove, watch the dirt come to the top(I skim with spoon so when you pull the carb out wont get dirt back into it.) Set the parts down they dry immediate because they are hot. Check the passage to make sure they are cleaned out and start re-assembling. NOTE this provides you are either single or have an understanding wife.LOL

Rotbart
05-30-2013, 05:51 PM
I have no idea how bad they are, nor what I'm doing really. And no, I don't think boiling a carb in the wife's pan is an option.

WILEY
05-30-2013, 05:58 PM
I have no idea how bad they are, nor what I'm doing really. And no, I don't think boiling a carb in the wife's pan is an option.
You use an OLD JUNK pot. Or go buy a brand new cheapy. Didn't mean to use the same pot you make spaghetti in.

junkyardjon
05-30-2013, 06:07 PM
I've done that before, noodles don't taste after that lol

Caveman
05-30-2013, 07:50 PM
You use an OLD JUNK pot. Or go buy a brand new cheapy. Didn't mean to use the same pot you make spaghetti in.

I actually LOL'ed :lmao:

I would go with Jon's idea with the brake or carb cleaner and compressed air. however, if you have absolutely NO idea, then I would wait till you either A) get a manual or internet pictures and assistance to put back together or B) wait for someones help who has some idea what they are doin.

junkyardjon
05-30-2013, 08:01 PM
That true, things could go bad. My offer still stands

Caveman
05-30-2013, 08:03 PM
I would even be willing to offer my assistance. I have pulled apart many a cycle and put them back together with successful results. PM if you need some advice

Gas Man
05-30-2013, 10:41 PM
No PM'ing. Flush it out on here. More input for a higher yield in success. Plus then others can see & learn. Ya know.

Caveman
05-31-2013, 07:06 AM
meant for contact info. don't want to blast my info over the whole site

Rotbart
05-31-2013, 07:54 AM
I do have a manual. Didn't get to it last night, between the rain and taking the wife grocery shopping. I did manage to stop on the way home a buy some old saddlebags. :rockout:

Gas Man
05-31-2013, 11:23 AM
meant for contact info. don't want to blast my info over the whole site

Oh yeah right on.