carburetor cleaning


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Old 12-02-23, 06:27 AM
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carburetor cleaning

What do you suggest as a carburetor cleaning solution. This is the carburetor from my son-in-law's snow thrower that I posted about earlier. I think I need to remove the unit and let it soak overnight.
 
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Old 12-02-23, 08:15 AM
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My first try is usually Sea Foam. Then if there's still a problem, disassemble it to clean it.
 
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Old 12-02-23, 08:37 AM
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I usually use berryman b12 but would imagine about any aerosol type carb cleaner would likely work here without having to do a soak just really need to make sure all the fuel and air passages are clear cause ultimately that's what's causing it to not run right to begin with, on 2 strokes may have diaphragm issues but you replace those with a carb kit, it is highly flammable though where your carb dips often are not.

 
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Old 12-02-23, 10:10 AM
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I just tried the SEAFOAM thing. One notch past full chock and it runs smooth. But that still means it's not right. Anything past that and the engines pulses.
It really needs to be removed and soaked in some kind of petroleum product that can get into the orifices. A new carb is not that expensive and that might be the best solution. I just don't want to go through the disassembly and reassembly if I can help it.
 
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If you have it running, let it run with the Sea Foam in it for half an hour then let it sit for a hour or so. The Seafoam will keep working on the varnish to clean it up.
 
 

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