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Andygold
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« on: March 11, 2020, 04:15:40 PM »

Just wanted to give a product endorsement.  My gas plug was blackened from use.  The piston looked almost as bad.   I tried to remove the discoloration and some stuck-on carbon in the groove surrounding the outside of the gas plug using a host of products (I'm a small bit of a chemical junkie, and have probably between 30 and 40 different cleaners, lubes, & protectants) but no luck.  Soaking, brushing, the careful use of a dental pick for the  groove, and plug still was blackened inside and on the outside surface where it fits into the piston tube.  I resigned myself to the fact that the gas plug was going to look "used" forever.

Someone suggested I try Bore Tech C4 Carbon Remover.  I figured it was something to add to my chemical collection.  I soaked the plug in the C4 for about 10- 15 minutes, and the built up carbon inside and outside brushed right off, including the stuff stuck in the groove above the gas port holes in the plug.  A wipe with a paper towel brought the plug back to looking like factory new.

I queried Bore Tech as to how I was supposed to remove the C4 from the inner workings of the sliding parts of the plug since I cannot dissemble the plug parts.  Their response was that I could use either water, rubbing alcohol, or an evaporating degreaser to remove 100% of the Carbon Remover.  But, they said I didn't have to go crazy trying to remove it 100%.  They recommended I use compressed air to blow the stuff out from assemblies that cannot be taken apart.  As long as the bulk of the liquid is removed you can then lubricate the parts as normal and any small amount of C4 residue would be taken care of.  Again, the key is to just remove the bulk amount of cleaner so that it will not break down the oil you will use for lubrication.  This one is a keeper!

No, I have no affiliation with Bore Tech.  I'm just a happy customer, passing along some info to others.
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Faolan
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 04:26:35 PM »

Thanks for the tip
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waterzap
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 11:25:25 PM »

Berryman Chem-Dip Carburetor Parts Cleaner works great too. But nothing plastic. No gaskets. No painted parts. Only metal. Piston will look like new.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 09:02:09 PM »

This stuff simply works.....

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Ford-PM-3-Carburetor-Tune-Up/dp/B000NU6RG8
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 06:37:08 PM »

Any carb cleaner will probably work as well as any other. Just make sure to only put in the gas plug. no paint, no plastic. The stuff is viscous, but works well with taking off any carbon or anything else than metal.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 08:40:26 PM »

Any carb cleaner will probably work as well as any other. Just make sure to only put in the gas plug. no paint, no plastic. The stuff is viscous, but works well with taking off any carbon or anything else than metal.


Yes, this is the liquid stuff....NOT the aresol spray. The Motorcraft carburetor cleaner, NON-ARESOL, I have been using for about twenty years will not damage polymer parts. The point is to soak ONLY the carbon encrusted parts.


https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Ford-PM-3-Carburetor-Tune-Up/dp/B000NU6RG8
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