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    What to clean carbs with?

    I am about to bust my cherry on rebuilding 3 sbn 44 carbs. My question is what should I clean them with or have them soaking in?


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    Post up some pics when you break them open. Most of the time they are pretty easy to clean. If you have corrosion it is a different story. I clean the outsides with Mineral spirits. I use carb cleaner to blow through orfices and clean the inside, pretty simple really. If you have corrosion it does require some mechanical cleaning.

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    After a complete disassemble I like to use carb chem dip made buy gunk.. It is a 1 gallon tub with a basket most old skool auto parts places have it.

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    The only corrosion is on the outside of the carbs. The insides are pretty clean. Another question what internal parts do I need to keep...i.e. needle and seat, jets.......etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    After a complete disassemble I like to use carb chem dip made buy gunk.. It is a 1 gallon tub with a basket most old skool auto parts places have it.
    +1

    I use the Berryman B-12

    http://www.berrymanproducts.com/Default.aspx?tabid=146

    comes in an aerosol can too

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    I'm careful not to get the outsides because it will eat the paint....but I often will use Brake Parts cleaner on the insides if I'm going a complete rebuild with all new gaskets, o-rings etc. I then will clean them out with compressed air.

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    Carb cleaning..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mpeavler View Post
    I'm careful not to get the outsides because it will eat the paint....but I often will use Brake Parts cleaner on the insides if I'm going a complete rebuild with all new gaskets, o-rings etc. I then will clean them out with compressed air.

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    Just my 2 cents but I would be careful with compresed air. One of the first times I rebuilt a set of carbs I soaked them and used compressed air. Needless to say my middle carb would not run right no matter what I did. I finally came to the conclusion that while using the compressed air I must have shot something into a needle hole or something of the like.
    Last edited by Ramps; 02-01-2009 at 11:00 PM. Reason: Needed to add

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    I use this product from Yamaha in a ultasonic bath and it looks like new after about 5 min in the bath. With a 1 liter you make your self 2 liters mixed.


    Brush on or use as a dip to remove dirt, grease and varnish from carburetor.
    • Part no: ACC-CARBC-LE-NR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post

    I use the Berryman B-12
    +1 on that! That stuff will eat anything!

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    Going to clean my carbs, but wanted to know the following.
    will the gunk chem dip eat or damage the plastic sleeves that are around the shaft?

    how do you remove the sleeves?

    are the sleeves included in the mikuni complete rebuild kit?

    thanks

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