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05-03-2013 08:35 AM
willys You're welcome and what can I say....it works as well as any comercial carb cleaner even the crap that melted my finger nails many decades ago! Yes I was impatient back then also!

For the amount of time and effort it takes to do this job, it makes no sense to me not to do it IF you are having carb issues.

Glad I could help.
05-03-2013 12:57 AM
justjeff I had a thought about the running like crap/running rich/ black soot symptoms. There may have been something caught in the needle and seat not allowing it to close/seal. That would definitely cause those symptoms.
05-02-2013 10:07 PM
doc3toes Yup. Pinesol Carb Cleaner- another Canadian Invention! Glad your thumper is poundung. I got a merc outboard that needs a little carb lovin. gonna give it a go.
05-02-2013 09:05 PM
Tiptoes Well after soaking the carb for 24hrs , I put it back together installed the plunger choke and clean air filter .
And the moment of truth ,after a few cranks it did not do anything pressed the starter and fired up instantly and ran perfectly better than before nice and smooth for a thumper.
Idled for about 3-4 mins ,turned it off waited a while hit the and it fired up instantly once again :HappyRoll

And as the man said about Pinesol and I quote

If you don't like it or haven't tried it....why not?

Thanks again for the advice
05-02-2013 06:04 AM
Tiptoes I did find time to get the carb off, stripped completely down and it is now soaking in Pinesol (you get discount if you mention Willys name) LOL,

Terry I thought about the choke , but it seemed ok when took the carb off , I have got a KLX plunger it might time to fit that
05-02-2013 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by Tiptoes View Post
Undone the drain screw and fuel ran out freely after 1 turn ,I did not check the vacuum hose , and the clear plastic tube looked ok
Also in my original post I said I saw black smoke come of the exhaust just as the bike spluttered to a halt ,well I noticed the pipe was quite thick in soot ,it has always been a nice light brown ?
With the black smoke and sooty pipe, could something be wrong with the enrichner-choke? Just a thought. Good Luck
05-01-2013 02:31 PM
Slowpoke Do I piss in the pan before adding Pinesol or jist after?
05-01-2013 02:23 PM
willys yes i do.....I get a buck for each gallon I sell....?????

If you don't like it or haven't tried it....why not?
05-01-2013 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by willys View Post
Simple answer just soak her and then rebuild it with what you have in it now. Search the pinesol solution as it works wonders. I'm half done my 4 barrel on the Willys and it's been sitting with yellow piss in it for 5 years...it's like new where it's been cleaned in pinesol. After the pinesol I squirt carb cleaner spray through each air/fuel passage to make 1000% sure all of the washed out pinesol is gone and then blow each with compressed air. It work well. Cheap too. Soft on the hands as well and it smells better than carb cleaner.
It takes 24 hours to a complete job from what I have found, with a shake during the middle sometime to just get fresh pinesol to the worst areas. Even an old tooth brush if caked in crud.

Gotta ask, do you have the Pinesol concession for Canada?
05-01-2013 11:40 AM
Tiptoes Thanks guys for the advice, i will keep you posted on what i find
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