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Old 09-21-2012, 10:24 PM
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cheap carb cleaner.

Has anyone heard of putting a couple gals. of kerosene in a full tank of gas and running it to clean up a old cars carb and system thats been sitting for a while.

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:27 PM
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Heard of it? Yes.
Heard of it working? No.
Heard of damage being caused by it? Yes
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A small amount 1/2 to 1qt will clean the heck out of an Engine while idling but, not the fuel system.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:35 PM
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A newbie at the docks filled a new VW with diesel when it came off the boat.The car didnt like it much. We fixed it by leaving it running,syphoning the tank,adding gasoline.
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It doesn't work you can set a varnished carb in kerosene for a month and the varnish will still be there. But squirt some gumout or any good carb cleaner in the bowl vents while its running at a fast Idle to prevent stalling and it will clean every fuel passage of the carb unless the passage is plugged with zinc or aluminum oxide from setting and corroding.

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