old carbs like new

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old carbs like new

Postby Gareth » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:18 pm

dishwasher stinks of petrol very angry wife but carbs like brand new.

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Postby boxerman » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:42 pm

That's a lot of grovelling for clean carbs........ #-o
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Postby george baker » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:26 pm

Hi
when I am out mine cooks dirt in the oven to "Sterlise" it so I can use the dish washer as I like (until she finds out)

In my house I make the big decisions eg shall we go to war with China while she makes small ones like where we will go on holiday, live, eat etc

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Postby Patman » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:35 pm

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby BM » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:31 am

Is this a viable approach to cleaning carbs - and otehr parts, for that matter?

For carbs, do you leave the needle in, protect any parts, etc.?

The chairman of the executive management committee is planning on instructing the purchasing department (me) to buy a new dishwasher, so I might keep the old one for parts celaning, if there's any benefit.

Any thoughts?

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:08 am

It works well enough but you need to dismantle the carbs... remove all jets and rubber bits & etc. One thing though... don't put any dishwasher tablets in. The chemicals in them will start to eat the metal. It will come out black and, in extreme cases, pitted.

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby RFD » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:36 pm

Very, very ,brave. I had an incident with the stove and a tin of Linklife. The thought of carbs in the dishwasher "even if we had a dishwasher" it's just to much. :cry:

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby boxerman » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:57 pm

I had an incident with the stove and a tin of Linklife
I had one of those when I was about 18....amazing how far a tin of hot Linklife can spread over the kitchen floor...... #-o
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Re: old carbs like new

Postby store » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:26 pm

Link-life. Ah yes, my dad used to use that. Ha ha ha.

He swore by it. Mum just swore.

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby george baker » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:18 am

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linklife--That must be why I bought a BMW

Had a peculier smell as well IIRC

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:34 am

I think everyone who used that sort of chain lube must have had a similar experience... incredibly difficult to remove from any domestic service... shame it didn't stick to chains as well.

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby Tim (Midland Section) » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:50 pm

Hi
linklife--That must be why I bought a BMW

Had a peculiar smell as well IIRC

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby PhilO » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:39 am

Try Marine Clean on your carbs from Frost Auto Restoration.
Nothing like it for shifting gum.
Polish in your normal way.

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby snurfen » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:56 pm

Linklife! Wow that took me back. I can still smell it. Aged 17, it went something like this...........

Sloppy chain? (PE175T, I think)
Cooker ring to max
Plonk tin on ring.
Smoke and pong throughout house (waited till dad wass out - obviously)
Place chain ontop of (what looked like) Cherry Blossom parade gloss
Marvel as it slowly sinks in
leave it for the recommended time
Pick it up with tea towel
Put it down
put teatowel in sink
apply water till teatowel is no longer on fire
take battery out of smoke alarm
get pliers
pick up tin of molten tar and a chain
think "chuff, this is heavy"
drop the lot
spend four hours trying to mop it up


I discovered silkolene chainlube shortly thereafter. Cost me almost a weeks wages to replace that bloody lino.


So do you just put the carbs in and run the dishwasher without any cleaning stuff in it?

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby george baker » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:03 pm

Hi
you forgot to clean the chain with paraffin

Then you have a load of dirty paraffin to dispose of as well

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Re: old carbs like new

Postby Balibeemer » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:23 am

At the risk of being politically incorrect:
Our dish washer is rice powered, her name is Ayu and we pay her $150 per month.


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