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Plan b. from the same guy that trailers me home when I break down. It's good to know people. Present company included.
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I was not impressed with the Pine Sol, altho i did not boil it. IMO you need something more corrosive for a gunk'd up carb. Maybe that is why it is called Gunk. Wish i could find that stuff around here.
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gunk is good! [with 3,quart's,you shouldn't have to add any water!]
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+1 on the gunk my dad used it in 1974 when we rebuilt the carb on my 63 dodge dart when I was 17 , so when I rebuild a carb I get two spray can of carb cleaner ,I spray in a 3 lb coffee can to soak the carb in , then I use the other can to spray out all passages , then I blow the carb out good with air , reassemble the carb . Nikki
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berryman's is the carb cleaner i,remember,piniongear mentioning in his post.it's mentioned in the sticky's,in another member's post. under cleaning carb's.
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I got the EZ adust mixture screw and filed a mark on the thumb screw part and I can easly count the turns and adjust it on the bike great, best addition to the carb.
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I've used both Berrymans and Gunk and the gunk i got back when when I pulled carb out it looked brand new not so with berrymans but I haven't seen the gunk in the can around here figured the EPA messed that up don't know.JMHO
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So after soaking all night in the Gunk the carb looks brand new... But still has clogged bypass jets. Using a single strand of braided wire I can verify they are still blocked.

The challenge is that there is no way to isolate that part of the circuit to get good air pressure on the back of the clog. Even with the mixture screw in and completely seated most of the air still bypasses into the main jet.

There's a milling plug directly above the clog which would have been the perfect place for a clean out point. But I guess 35 years of hindsight is usually 20/20 right?

So anyway. It's back in the dip. Any other suggestions?
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ezmerf that is why I buy 2 spray cans of gunk , putting one in a 3 pound coffee can , to soak the carb in , the other one to spray all the passages out with . Nikki
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Jets are clear. I know Mick wasn't a fan of poking them with wire, but I was out of options. Made this "tool" out of the smallest sewing needle I could find and a set of surgical hemostats. Worked like a charm.

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