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 Cleaning a sooty carb 
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Ok it bugs me when I get soot from going too lean while trying diff stuff tuning and I always wipe what I can off or try to spray it off with some carb cleaner. The carb cleaners I've used don't seem to work too well, so maybe one of you knows one that does. What are some good ways to clean inside the mainbody on car or off?

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:43 pm
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Ok it bugs me when I get soot from going too lean while trying diff stuff tuning and I always wipe what I can off or try to spray it off with some carb cleaner. The carb cleaners I've used don't seem to work too well, so maybe one of you knows one that does. What are some good ways to clean inside the mainbody on car or off?


I don't recall the name of it, but Mopar has a spray can that I used to clean the inside of the throttle body when it was dirty. Cleaned it off pretty good. But, I had the engine running and almost standing on my head inside the compartment.


Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:59 pm
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Prob the same spray GM stuff you use to de-carbon an engine.

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Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:21 pm
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I bought the GM stuff to use on an efi car and decided to give it a try. It's is foamy and didn't do anything, but I did this off the car on just the mainbody. Might of done more if it was warm?

I just used brakeclean and a rag to wipe it off, not possible on the car of course and hard to get all the tight spots.

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Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:26 am
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I was thinking last night some Q-tips or the long type may work for on the car with some solvent.

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Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:45 pm
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You can buy soot cleaner/remover from a fireplace retailer, HVAC supply or possibly Home Depot, Lowes etc...I haven't tried it specifically on carb parts or exhaust pipes but I have used it to clean furnace parts, fireplace surrounds, masonry and concrete and it works pretty well on those surfaces.


Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:23 pm
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I mainly was looking for assembled on car and a lot of stuff will work unassembled. I only tried the gm cleaner off because I forgot to try it before I removed.

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