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So what do you guys think? Claims to be good at removing carbon deposits which I certainly have. Is it safe for our gals?
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can't imagine it would hurt anything. i posted about my bike "dieseling" last summer and one of the comments was that it could related to excess carbon, and one way to get rid of the carbon was to remove the air cleaner and lightly (very lightly) spray a very fine mist of water into the carb, while revving it up enough to keep it from stalling out. any carbon that is in the combustion chamber will be dislodged and blown out the exhaust. it's been over a year ago now, i have yet to try this...

that old post is here, if you care to review it:
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Lucas oil stabilizer is a 5 to one mix and heavy. So I can't imagine a half a pint in 2 qts will hurt, but never tried it. Since most old iron heads are almost total loss systems, not really but close, any difference is probably neglible.
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can't imagine it would hurt anything. i posted about my bike "dieseling" last summer and one of the comments was that it could related to excess carbon, and one way to get rid of the carbon was to remove the air cleaner and lightly (very lightly) spray a very fine mist of water into the carb, while revving it up enough to keep it from stalling out. any carbon that is in the combustion chamber will be dislodged and blown out the exhaust. it's been over a year ago now, i have yet to try this...

that old post is here, if you care to review it:
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thanks doodah! I did my pushrods this week. I may re seal my exhaust and try the water technique this weekend.
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Tried the water mist back in the 70s or 80s on a high mileage ironhead that needed top end redone, the trick is to make sure the engine is fully warm, at least 30 minutes of riding before misting the engine, upon disassembly of the engine it was noted the typical amount of carbon deposits were greatly reduced, it was also evident by the black sooty stripe on the shop floor from the sporty's drag pipes, it does work.
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I'm looking really forward to trying the water misting approach, thanks for the tip! Outside of that, is anybody actually running lubricant in their gas tank on a regular basis?
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i,think it's a,good idea. would help to prevent wear on cast iron valve seat's,that haven't been,converted. ezmerf uses a,similar product i,believe.
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IMO there is nothing special about the Lucas product. Another is the SeaFoam product. Remember Bardhol from days gone by? I am sure there are many others. Probably all the same except for the advertising.

I run the Seafoam thru my engine once a year, as part of my winter project.
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I'm looking really forward to trying the water misting approach, thanks for the tip! Outside of that, is anybody actually running lubricant in their gas tank on a regular basis?
Be careful if you do and follow a detailed regiment, seen a couple of issues by a buddy who got a little heavy on the H2O, started using oil, we pulled the head to find broken rings.

I like Lucas in my bt tranny, good stuff, never tried their gas treatment.
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yes a,liquid can't be compressed.it causes hydro-lock. similar to when fuel floods the combustion chamber. i'm,not against that idea,but the water must be sprayed in,with,fine droplets. [mist]
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