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i was wondering what people use on stubborn carb deposits. i got my neighbors snow blower running for them last year and i thought i got things clean out running pretty good but after watching a video on youtube i now realized the emulsion was still a bit more clogged than i realized. the snow blow sat for 2 years without running before last year and the jet was clogged solid when i first took it apart last year. you couldn't even see the jet inside emulsion tube with how bad it was. i ended up using oven cleaner to break most of the crud free because carb cleaner was just not getting the job done but for some reason i have a feeling oven cleaner should probably not be used. any advise?

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the only issue i got with one of those is the hole i would be cleaning is gumbed up good and i am not sure what size it would be.

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i was wondering what people use on stubborn carb deposits. i got my neighbors snow blower running for them last year and i thought i got things clean out running pretty good but after watching a video on youtube i now realized the emulsion was still a bit more clogged than i realized. the snow blow sat for 2 years without running before last year and the jet was clogged solid when i first took it apart last year. you couldn't even see the jet inside emulsion tube with how bad it was. i ended up using oven cleaner to break most of the crud free because carb cleaner was just not getting the job done but for some reason i have a feeling oven cleaner should probably not be used. any advise?

soak it in a bucket of gas and mineral spirits. if you really want to get it freed up, add some diesel fuel. oven cleaner is just fine. but you have to find every passage and clean each one with a pin or torch tip cleaner or tiny drill bit per previous post




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i just use torch tip cleaners, same exact thing and 1/3 of the price
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Would it be ok to soak it in CLR?

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Would it be ok to soak it in CLR?
I wouldn't use that, it would probably eat the metal. Get an Ultrasonic cleaner. That's what I use. And I use Simple Green as the cleaning solution. I also use Motorcraft Tune Up liquid to soak the jets and the low idle screw in.
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Carb cleaning

I have been using brake cleaner along with a strand of phone wire. The wire is fine enough it goes through any hole I've tried, it's copper so it won't dig into the carb alloy material and it can be bent for those awkward angles.

Just don't get the carb cleaner on painted or plastic parts you don't want damaged.
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I wouldn't use that, it would probably eat the metal. Get an Ultrasonic cleaner. That's what I use. And I use Simple Green as the cleaning solution. I also use Motorcraft Tune Up liquid to soak the jets and the low idle screw in.
a ultrasonic cleaner would be nice. i have been temped over the last year buy one but not pulled the trigger yet.
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I have been using brake cleaner along with a strand of phone wire. The wire is fine enough it goes through any hole I've tried, it's copper so it won't dig into the carb alloy material and it can be bent for those awkward angles.

Just don't get the carb cleaner on painted or plastic parts you don't want damaged.
i have found brake cleaner not strong enough. i did also read that using copper wire to clean out the holes helps but i first got to get the 1 hole open. can't even see through the hole at the end of the emultion tube

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My Honda dealer told me to go to NAPA and buy their Carb cleaner......let it soak overnight......should take care of all Carb problems......of course you have to remove all jets prior to soaking it....then reassemble in the morning.
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