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Old 04 November 2013, 05:10   #21
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Ive rebuilt a few carbs when racing motorcycles / cars - I would spray something like disc brake cleaner and use a rag where you can.

But its the jets in the carb that may or may not have the grease inside. Unlikey that it got there, but once you spray the cleaner it will soon thin out anything and then you can give it a go.

Id make sure I had a second battery just incase I flattend the first trying to get it started, or some jump leads and connect these up to a running engine for power.

Perhaps some spare plugs as well incase you flood / foul them in the process.

I reckon you will be fine if you try it next week. Inside the small jets there is so little access to air I would imagine it would take ages for any grease to harden it at all.

Once its running take it for a spin long enough to clear / clean it all up.
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Old 14 April 2014, 13:49   #22
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Well, in case anyone has been biting their nails all winter wondering...it started first time. I have however, banished the spray grease to the back corner of the shed. Phew!
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Thats cool! Hope you have a good season!
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Old 14 April 2014, 14:35   #24
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Cheers Steve, love that start of season feeling, especially when she fires up first time! Meant to add, the weather was never good enough to get back down to Arran (what a bloody awful winter!) until now so the grease lay for almost 6 months. I suppose that's one of the things about these old two-strokes. Simple stuff so your get away with a few mistakes.
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I do like a happy ending. This reminds me - I have a Toohotsue in the willkcave that needs firing up. Spring is here with a vengeance!

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