Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Carson City, NV
Some Thoughts on Carb Cleaning
According to everything I have ever learned here are some guide lines on Carb Cleaning.
Completely disassemble the carb. Make sure to remove and separate all plastic and rubber parts. Place all metal parts in a good carb cleaner and let them soak. I have found over night is best. Rinse all the metal parts in hot water. This may vary according to which carb cleaner you use, follow their instructions. Use compressed air to blow out all orifices and the carb in general. Make sure you look through all the jets and make sure they are clear. If they are not clear try dropping them in rapidly boiling water for 10 minutes or so. Blow them out again and inspect. If some are still not clean replace them. I do not recommend using any wire or drill bits to clear them. That can damage them. Inspect all the plastic and rubber parts and clean them with a soft brush and hot soap and water or replace them as needed. Rinse and dry them. Put the carb back together making sure everything is adjusted. Install the carb and make final adjustments.
As a side note if the engine will not idle except with the choke out you have a clogged idle circuit. If the engine idles at high speed you have a vacuum leak. If you can't get full power the slide diaphragm has a hole, is installed wrong or the vacuum circuit that feeds it is clogged.
I hope this helps.
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