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#1700686 - 12/08/09 07:15 PM How to make carburator cleaner at home
chad8 Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 1266
Loc: michigan
Here is a recipe for carburetor cleaner. This works better than commercial cleaners. For small engines you can use this or lacquer thinner.


1. = Parts gasoline
1. = Parts diesel / kerosene
1. = Part MEK or Acetone
.5 = Parts auto trans fluid

Be careful . It is toxic and VERY flammable. Keep in tightly sealed container and dispose of rags properly or wash them with the hose immediately.

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#1700709 - 12/08/09 07:35 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: chad8]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Dude.

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#1700715 - 12/08/09 07:39 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: Pablo]
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Posts: 1969
Loc: AZ
Oh Snap....Sticky this
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#1700740 - 12/08/09 07:54 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: DieselTech]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18387
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Does it work better than the chlorinated stuff?

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#1700741 - 12/08/09 07:54 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: DieselTech]
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For small engines with plastic parts in the carb, I would delete the MEK or Acetone.
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#1700762 - 12/08/09 08:16 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: MolaKule]
chrome Offline


Registered: 07/04/04
Posts: 394
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
2nd that, and keep it well AWAY from painted surfaces. MEK will strip paint away before you realize its there.

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#1700809 - 12/08/09 08:57 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: chad8]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 7008
Loc: new jersey
What about all the plastic parts in the carb..?

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#1700825 - 12/08/09 09:08 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: crazyoildude]
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Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6803
Loc: Everett, Washington
Looks like a recipe for a bomb........
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#1700840 - 12/08/09 09:16 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: oilboy123]
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 975
Loc: Long Island, NY
.......and a can of carb cleaner is like, what? $4 bucks at the store.....
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#1700845 - 12/08/09 09:19 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: Pablo]
Mokanic Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1563
Loc: North Carolina, USA
[quote=Pablo]Dude. [/quote
I heard that all the way down here in NC.

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#1700858 - 12/08/09 09:30 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: oilboy123]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18387
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Originally Posted By: oilboy123
Looks like a recipe for a bomb........


Seriously though, how could this homemade stuff be more dangerous than the store-bought chemical?

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#1700862 - 12/08/09 09:30 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: Mokanic]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I'm just saying.

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#1700876 - 12/08/09 09:42 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: The Critic]
Drew2000 Offline


Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 975
Loc: Long Island, NY
Originally Posted By: The Critic

Seriously though, how could this homemade stuff be more dangerous than the store-bought chemical?


I dunno, maybe start mixing it up at the 'ol workbench in the basement where it's nice and warm and a few feet from the standing pilot gas water heater.
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#1700889 - 12/08/09 09:51 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: Drew2000]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46860
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
I was thinking of that 5 gallons I just mixed up, cleaned the 'vair carbs in, now I gotta dump the [censored] in the neighbor's yard.

It won't evaporate much. Can't put it in much anything plastic.

Smells like [censored] - have you ever got diesel on your hide?

Toxic.

Flammable.

And I'll be danged if I need to wash my rags with the hose - drains to salmon creek.

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#1700927 - 12/08/09 10:16 PM Re: How to make carburator cleaner at home [Re: chad8]
tom slick Online   sleepy


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 8832
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
I don't really understand how the gas, diesel, and ATF are going to aid cleaning a carb (hair of the dog maybe?). MEK, Toluene, acetone, and Methyl Acetate would be a better cleaner/solvent.

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