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Old 07-23-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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I was wondering if it really works.
My '80 is really starting to shake alot.
Should I try spraying carb cleaner into it?
Does this stuff have any negative side effects?
Can I start a fire with this stuff?

HELP!!!
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Old 07-23-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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I was wondering if it really works.
My '80 is really starting to shake alot.
Should I try spraying carb cleaner into it?
Does this stuff have any negative side effects?
Can I start a fire with this stuff?

HELP!!!
That stuff is good, and can be used in many ways.
Just be careful how you use it.

I have used it to clean the out side of the carb,
and parts to

Don't use around heat, flames ,parks
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Old 07-23-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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Megss got the idea, like anything else it's gotta be used with common sense, correctly if you will.....

good solution for clening out and in a carb, even fuel injectors...IF you use it right,.....

common sense...

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It does not work if you intend to simply spray it on the outside of the carb and down the venturi while the carb is installed on the engine, unless you simply want to cosmetically clean the outside of the carb. It will not have any effect on carb performance by spraying the outside surfaces, and it will not correct your problem. Carb cleaner (in a can) can be effectively used once the carb is completely disassembled to blow through and clean out the passages inside the carb after the carb has been properly soaked and cleaned in carb cleaner. If you're having carb issues, you need to yank the carb off, disassemble it, clean it right, and do a good setup on it.
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i have shot down into the air bleeds and sprayed out the carb to help some idle problems
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It's a pretty good wasp killer too!
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It's a pretty good wasp killer too!
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ive always sprayed it on the outside and down the throat and then gone at it with my roomates toothbrush. cleans the carb up nice, but not his teeth anymore
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It's a pretty good wasp killer too!
I thought I was the only one to do that. It also kills unwanted weeds.

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It will remove paint so watch the overspray.
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