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larryc
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The old oily rag (as found) D3 plunger is coming along slowly, I am wanting to clean up the carb, not to a shiny thing but to get the oxidisation off inside and out, I have always done this by hand and never tried using vinegar or soda, I remember seeing a carb in a pan boiling away on a thread somewhere on this forum. What solution should be used and for how long, hot or cold?

I will dismantle the carb and give it a try, I have read the thread on carb cleaning and refurb in the FAQ but that was using a sonic cleaner. Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers Larry

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Thanks Cororico, re-looked at the links, one uses sonic cleaner as I said, the other mentions washing powder which I did miss and which I could try, I was asking re vinegar or soda, but thanks for the links I will give the washing powder a go this afternoon.

Larry

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I find vinegar very good for removing surface rust on steel. I use brake cleaner and an old toothbrush on things like carbs, but also washing powder for badly encrusted ones.

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Thanks again Cocorico, appreciated.

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