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    Carb Cleaner Question

    Hi I have a 2004 Yamaha XLT1200 Waverunner. When i give it gas it starts to bog down and then takes off after a second or to. if i get on it in a turn it bogs down again almost to a stall.
    I just had the carbs rebuilt last year and only had it out 3 times since then. The mechanic now tells me to put in some "Sea Foam" to help clean the carbs. Should i do this?
    Is there some type of cleaner/treatment that i can put in the gas to maybe help clean the carbs that wont hurt it?

    Thanks
    Tony


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    ive heard you should leave the carb sitting in gas for like a day or 2

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    Um, no. You don't want to set the carb rack in a pail of gas for 2 days.

    If you had the carbs rebuilt a year ago and it ran fine after that, I doubt that's the problem. Personally, I would not run seafoam through your engine. Additives have a way of killing the seals and gaskets in these carbs.

    And get a new mechanic.

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