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Old 11-30-2008
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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
I did some research over on the Moyer A4 forums ....
So my questions to the experts on this forum are as follows:
With no offense to my fellow Sailnetters: I suspect you'll find more A4 expertise over in the Moyer Marine forums than here.

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1) Since I have done no maintenance to the carburator since owning this boat should I just bite the bullet and take the whole mess off and give it a good cleaning (servicing where needed) even if I've never done this before?
Depends. Are you mechanically adept?

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3) Is it likely that by using the carb cleaner through the flame arrestor/intake that I inadvertently got junk into the float ...
No. Not possible for something to get from the air intake into the float bowl when the carb is operating.

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4) Is using carb cleaner a good idea in the first when the engine is running?
Other than potentially fouling the plugs: None of which I know. I never bothered, because I don't believe simply spraying carb cleaner down the throat(s) does all that much good.

That's all I have. I'm not an A4 guru and haven't had a carburetor apart in over 30 years. I wouldn't hesitate on ours, but I used to wrench on "old tech" engines all the time, back in the day .

Good luck.

Jim
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