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    Question Carb Paint - Rebuild Questions

    2001 GTS 717 Single Carb

    Took the carb off the ski tonight, torn the carb down except for the low/high speed screws, and shot cleaner everywhere. I am going to purchase a re-build kit on Monday.

    Fuel fliter had some debris, but other then that they looked pretty good inside, some corrorsion but nothing major.

    The choke plate looks like shit... is that a problem?

    THe only thing that concerns me is the paint on the exterior is in bad shape, flaking off etc...

    Now when it flakes off I am afraid it will begin to rust up. I don't want to spray them and risk spraying over part i need to remove in the future. Would it be wise to touch the spots up with a brush? Let it go?

    This is mainly where the diaphram covers meet the body.


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    The carbs won't rust, as they are made of aluminum or some other metal. I would paint them though. I touched mine up with automotive touch up paint. It worked great.

    Choke plates? A pic is worth a thousand words...

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    Here is what am I was talking about...

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    Thanks!

    For the carb to corrode that bad from moisture, I'll find it hard to believe the engine isn't toast.

    What's on the butterfly should just be surface corrosion, I'd try sanding it off with some 400 grit. Just wire brush around the screws.

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    When I purchased the ski's there was a leak in the exhaust pipe almost as if a freeze plug rotted out.

    Didn't notice it right away, then had the hole welded up. Thats where the moisture was coming from as every time we ran the ski it would spray some water in the engine bay.

    I tried to clean most of it off when i re-assembled.

    THanks for your input!

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