Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby John Hilmer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:36 pm

Folks,

A number 30 wire is .010" in diameter. The smallest common drill bit is a number 80 with a diameter of .0135" and is too short to do the job.

I'm sure steel wire in a 30 Gage is available but I haven't looked for it so I've no clue where. The next larger size, a number 29 and it is .0113" in diameter.

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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby squirrelman » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:06 pm

K & L /motion pro sell a nifty, very useful set of carb cleaning wires.

IF enrichment tubes are clogged, usually no amount of carb spray or compressed air will clear them. Only remedy is to use a steel wire (.010" works best) to probe to a depth of about 35mm. After you think the tube may be clear, slip a plastic hose over the tube and either suck or blow to check for air movement. Same deal with the idle jet.
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby Bronco638 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:43 am

Wasn't there some thread, perhaps on the old site, where inmates were arguing over weather is was better to clear pilot jets with wire and risk scratching the brass or if it wasn't a better idea to just buy new jets. However, that's not going to address the enrichment tubes.

squirrel: what are the symptoms of (partially) clogged enrichment tubes?
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby squirrelman » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:11 pm

symptoms would be hard (or no) starting in cold weather when you need the choke. :?

you'd have to be very aggressive to do more harm than good while using a wire to clear an idle jet, and i've used wire for years with nothing but good results. :|
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby Bronco638 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:56 am

Thanks, it looks like a need to source a spool of that size wire. Hello McMaster-Carr!
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby squirrelman » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:12 pm

Know a guitar player, Bronc ?? One note's wire is the one you need for jet-probing ! :ugeek:
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:16 am

Folks,

30 gauge wire is a product that your local jewlery shop may have.

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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby Bronco638 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:14 am

I do know a guitar player. But, I think his wife is pretty hot and he knows it (and doesn't much enjoy that fact). So, there goes that source.

Actually, since my wife's business involves crafting, I'll bet she has a source for that wire. Good call John.
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby slimshady » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:25 pm

Call him up and ask if you can borrow a "G" string.
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Re: Cleaning Internal Carb Parts - the Brass Ones

Postby John Hilmer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:38 pm

Folks,

I'm a bit disappointed in the last two replies.

So far this board has been clear of such nonsense and I would like to see it continue that way.

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