<VV> Carb cleaners

MarK Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 13:34:54 EST 2014

Whenever you use a cleaner like carb cleaner, residue from what is
currently being cleaned plus residue from previous cleanings remains
partially in suspension and therefore could stay in your part after
cleaning if you do not flush out the cleaned part thoroughly. The "carb
cleaner" in essence, breaks down those stuck on contaminants but does not
remove them. You have to thoroughly flush the part with hot water then
compressed air, or then ultrasound clean the parts to get them really
cleaned.Mark Durham Hauser Idaho
On Feb 11, 2014 9:25 AM, <Sethracer at aol.com> wrote:

> I am also awaiting his answer. I want to add one more thing about
> Carburetor Cleaner - at least the kind that comes in a 5-gallon metal dip
> pail.  I
> bought one of those many years ago. I used it for dipping Rochesters - as a
> matter of fact Rochester H series were the ONLY carbs that ever went into
> it. Carb cleaner, like most petrochemical products floats on water, so when
> you  dip stuff, the dip-tray has legs on it to keep it off the bottom,
> where
> water  will eventually accumulate, usually due to condensation. My story is
> that the  only time the Fire Department has ever visited my house was due
> to
> a leak from  that 5-gallon can. After sitting for many years, covered but
> outside my garage,  that water eventually ate a small hole through the
> bottom
> of the can. First the  remaining water exited, then the carb cleaner began
> to seep out. A neighbor, a  couple of houses away noticed the smell and
> called the Fire Dept. I was able to  clean up the leak before any reached
> the
> soil next to the concrete, under the  watchful eye of the Fireman, who
> didn't/wouldn't/couldn't leave until it was a  non-issue. It probably will
> never
> happen to you, but just be prepared in case it  does.
> - Seth Emerson
> In a message dated 2/11/2014 9:54:07 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> corvair at serenska.com writes:
> >  Yes, I did my last two sets of carbs in that nasty carb cleaner, it
> >  leaves a residue if you aren't careful.
> Could you please expand on  this?  What kind of residue gets left
> behind?  From the cleaner  itself or something else?
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