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Old 03-18-2006, 07:18 AM
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Carburetor Cleaning Solutions

I have a few carbs to rebuild, clean and reassemble with new parts. I have a 4 or 5 gallon desktop parts cleaning tank which is currently empty. I need to purchase some type of carburetor or parts cleaning solution, solvent, liquid, or mix my own, to put in there and clean carb bodies, and other automotive parts. What is the recommended carb cleaner? should I just go get 3 gallons of some carb solvent at the auto parts store or should I use a water base (aqueos) solution - non toxic. or should i use some household cleaner concoction like Pine-Sol (I heard of some other guy using that with success) instead. Please don't tell me to order a 5-gallon toxic solvent cleaner that has to be shipped from South Africa at a cost that exceeds the cost of the product if you know what I mean. I"m looking for a simple solution here. thanks.

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Lacquer thinner has always worked for me.


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Berryman's has always worked well for me. Do not be duped into buying any carb cleaner made by Gunk, it won't clean shi% off anything.

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a friend off mine told me about this an i like it think it works well greased lightning i soaked some small ATV carb parts in it clean them good hope this helps it helped me
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a friend off mine told me about this an i like it think it works well greased lightning i soaked some small ATV carb parts in it clean them good hope this helps it helped me
i am not understanding your response. what is the name of the product?
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There is another method that works well, especially on aluminum. It involves antifreeze and heat. Fill a 5 gallon bucket with antifreeze and drop in one of those electric submersible heaters. Heat up the antifreeze to about 225 and drop in your parts. Over night they will be cleaned. This trick is popular with the radio control aircraft crowd to clean up their gunky engines periodically.

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the name of the product is (Greased Lighting) take carb apart soak it just like you would in carb cleaner when take it out wash it real good with water when blow out passages an everything dry if its not clean after you wash it soak it some more www.greased-lightning.com
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