Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 January 2009, 23:07   #1
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: nowra
Make: zodiac
Length: 3m +
Engine: 5hp outboard
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 7
What is the best thing for soaking a carby in

i have a carby thats giving me grief and would like to know what is the best thing to leave the carby soaking in to help clean it
__________________

__________________
inflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2009, 23:42   #2
Member
 
Locozodiac's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by inflight View Post
i have a carby thats giving me grief and would like to know what is the best thing to leave the carby soaking in to help clean it
You should remove any plastic/nylon parts fron carbie before soaking for long periods of time, depending how difficult is what you want to clean, remove, penetrate, try: spray carb cleaner, acrylic thinner, brake fluid, W-40.

Happy Boating
__________________

__________________
Locozodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2009, 01:35   #3
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: nowra
Make: zodiac
Length: 3m +
Engine: 5hp outboard
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 7
Thankyou

Thankyou very much Locozodiac i will try the thinners best regards
__________________
inflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2009, 02:25   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: cookoo land
Boat name: tba
Make: ribcraft 595
Length: under 3m
Engine: Suzi 140
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 316
Coke!

Honest. Had a 90 2 stroke Yam a few years ago with carb trouble. Engineers dunked carbs in cola over night and they came out good as new. No issue wih plastic bits.
__________________
BassBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2009, 16:13   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Looe
Make: Delta
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,335
Quicksilver Powertune.
__________________
Turbodiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2009, 16:29   #6
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbodiesel View Post
Quicksilver Powertune.
Seconded.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2009, 20:24   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
I use brake cleaner or electrical cleaning solvent - it's the same stuff. Petrol is pretty good as well.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 January 2009, 07:55   #8
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
I use brake cleaner or electrical cleaning solvent - it's the same stuff. Petrol is pretty good as well.
Yeah soaking in petrol works well (well it did on cars anyway)
__________________

__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.