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Offline AmericanPsycho

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Carbon build up removal
« on: March 19, 2015, 11:57:35 am »
Needs some tips on how to remove carbon build up around the exhaust port.
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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 12:20:47 pm »
I scrape off what can be removed with a home made scraper.
I ten apply some diluted toilet cleaner (strong alkali) or caustic soda.
Leave it for more time for the deposits to loosen up
Then a scour pad and finally was it off with water.
All that with the cylinder removed.

If it has to be on the engine, I move the piston to TDC, Use a piece of cotton to shield piston,  use a scraper and NC thinner.

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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 04:36:35 pm »
I'm going to pull the cylinder on my S25DA. Not looking forward to taking the saw that far apart. No sense in half###ing it. Thanks for the suggestions.

I'm thinking whoever had the S25DA last ran it way too rich.
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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 11:43:34 am »
I usually use a burr on a flex shaft and grind it out.
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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 11:59:48 am »
Be careful about using strong alkali cleaners around aluminum or Magnesium.

If the caustic cleaner is left on the piston or cylinder like overnight, the chance of a chemical reaction damaging the metal is highly likely.

Caustics are OK to leave on there short term but be sure to completely remove them or the alkali will keep on working.

Alkali will turn aluminum a dull gray color and magnesium to white powder.
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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 12:11:00 pm »
I was only planning on letting the cylinder soak for a couple of hours.
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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 12:18:55 pm »
I have used an ultra sonic cleaner for cleaning the entire cylinder before using some dish soap.
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Re: Carbon build up removal
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 12:35:32 pm »
I have used an ultra sonic cleaner for cleaning the entire cylinder before using some dish soap.

That sounds like an even better idea.
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