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post #8 of Old 12-10-2007
philsboat
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carb cleaner

Buy a can of carb cleaner.Drain out all of the gas,pour enough cleaner into the tank to fill the bowl a couple of times.Start the engine and run it until the carb is full of cleaner.Shut it down and let it sit overnight.Fill with gas and take it for a run.If the motor runs ok you won't have to take the carb apart.If it doesn't run ok it will be nice and clean when you take it apart.Use the type of carb cleaner that is flammable .Costs about 10 bucks.I saw this in a motorcycle magazine.Saved the guy $450(150 per carb for a mechanic to do it)

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