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Offline sharkey

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Re: Carb Cleaner Spray
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 04:45:14 am »
Careful.  B12 and so on will melt the check valves in the older zama for sure and some of the walbro's.  Try spray brake clean or pine sol in your ultrasonic.

Are you referring to 2 or 4 cycle carbs when you say B12 will melt the check valves? Never heard using brake cleaner or pine sol in a ultrasonic cleaner.  I have the heated HF ultrasonic cleaner and I use the design technology solution with it. I use more carb cleaner spray on 4 cycle carbs more than anything.
I am referring to small 2 cycle carbs. 

The small 2 cycle carbs use different types of check valves to control where barometric pressure can reach.  Main jet (power circuit) nozzles can contain a rubber check valve which will melt in the presence of these caustic cleaners.  Some guys will only use WD-40 nowadays.   

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Re: Carb Cleaner Spray
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2013, 04:55:57 am »
Careful.  B12 and so on will melt the check valves in the older zama for sure and some of the walbro's.  Try spray brake clean or pine sol in your ultrasonic.

NON- CHLORINATED brake clean ;)
if you can't see it clearly stating that it's NON-CHLORINATED on the label. it probably isn't and should be left on the shelf.
when ever brake cleaner is mentioned, I have to stress it's NON-CHLORINATED :) I can't count how many people I've talked to that's ruined something with the chlorinated stuff.
Agreed, I should have mentioned this.  The chlorinated brake clean can cause phosgene gas.  Pretty wicked stuff.
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Re: Carb Cleaner Spray
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2013, 06:35:51 am »
 I use gum cutter as a cleaning spray for my carb work. Works very well, and have not found it to melt any thing yet.
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Re: Carb Cleaner Spray
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2013, 07:04:02 am »
 :) I use some generic brand gum remover form work when ever it comes in (swish brand). the rep told me to use the CARPET SAFE labeled stuff ;D
if it doesn't say CARPET SAFE clearly on the label, it probably isn't :D
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