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soaking carb jets
« on: 06 August 2017, 04:47:02 PM »

Based on experience, if a jet is completely blocked with varnish, how long will it need soaking in carb cleaner before you can blow the crud out?


Or am I wasting money on the cleaner and better off buying new jets?
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #1 on: 06 August 2017, 08:50:49 PM »
Use cellulose thinners and it will take about an hour.
Soak them rinse them around in the thinners, blow them out and repeat the process
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #2 on: 07 August 2017, 06:03:39 PM »
I have got some thinners and soaked one set of the jets for an hour and it has made zero impact on the varnish. Will leave it overnight and check it again in the morning but at the moment it looks like new jets are needed.

I have found the pilot jets online for a reasonable price (not Fowlers £8 each) but cannot find the main jet 0.6 anywhere other than fowlers at the moment. I will call my local place and check with them in the morning as he has a selection box of different main jets in stock if the thinners don't work.
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2017, 08:03:03 PM »
I have got some thinners and soaked one set of the jets for an hour and it has made zero impact on the varnish. Will leave it overnight and check it again in the morning but at the moment it looks like new jets are needed.

I have found the pilot jets online for a reasonable price (not Fowlers £8 each) but cannot find the main jet 0.6 anywhere other than fowlers at the moment. I will call my local place and check with them in the morning as he has a selection box of different main jets in stock if the thinners don't work.
It has to be cellulose thinners the stuff used by spray painters not ordinary paint thinners

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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2017, 09:08:14 PM »
Yeah if it doesn't dissolve your nasal passage when you sniff it you haven't got the right stuff.
Its called gun wash as well.
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #5 on: 08 August 2017, 08:35:34 AM »
It has to be cellulose thinners the stuff used by spray painters not ordinary paint thinners

Its definitely Cellulose Thinners I have. After 15 hours in soak, still no joy. This stuff is rock hard.

Looks like new jets time.
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #6 on: 10 August 2017, 07:38:17 PM »
I've cleaned stubborn jets out with a very small drill bit in a pin drill (or you can put some tape on the end to get better grip for your fingers).  B&m sell tiny drill bit sets for about a pound. Useful are around the house.
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #7 on: 11 August 2017, 09:20:41 AM »
:agree
I have been soaking these jets since last weekend in carb cleaner and some since Monday in thinners and periodically prodding with a strand from a wire brush (I know its not the best thing to use) but this stuff is stubborn. New jets are due to arrive today so those will be fitted. I will keep trying to clean the old ones though just for the fun of it :pokefun
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #8 on: 11 August 2017, 08:31:29 PM »
Jets still didn't clean. New jets fitted and it's all good now.
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #9 on: 11 August 2017, 09:22:23 PM »
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Re: soaking carb jets
« Reply #10 on: 12 August 2017, 12:19:32 PM »
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