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    I am about to begin rebuilding my carbs. I was wondering what the best cleaner is? Also, should I get normal stainless hose clamps to replace the crimp style ones?

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    It doesn't matter, and 'Carb Cleaner' is as good as the next. Yes regular clamps work well.
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    I just wanted to make sure regular carb cleaner would not hurt anything.

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    As far as I know there's only one kind...
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    Thanks. There's throttle body cleaner also, but then that's not carb cleaner.

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    IF YOUR TEARING THE CARBS APART THE BEST WAY TO COMPLETLY CLEAN THEM IS TO GO TO THE AUTO PARTS AND BUY A GALLON CAN OF CARB SOAK. IT WORKS GREAT. DIP THE CARBS FOR 20-30 MINUTES AND THEY WILL BE SPARKLING CLEAN. ALL THE OLD PAINT IS REMOVED AND ANY VARNISH OR GUM IS ALSO DISSOLVED. WELL WORTH IT. JUST BE SURE TO RINSE WITH WATER WELL AFTER SOAKING.
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    The big downside to that is, you have to repaint them when you are done. If you carefully spray them, they clean up just fine with the spray can. If you have heavy deposits, soaking is the only option though.
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    They look perfectly clean right now, plus the paint is excellent. I think I will use the spray. The engine was running fine once it started. It was just very hard to start the first time of the day. I am hoping replaceing the fuel pump part will fix the problem. Thanks for everyone's advise.

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    We use gummout, and B12 carb cleaner. B12 is better if you want to clean something and not leave any oil residue. gummout will leave a little bit of oil behind. Thats about the only difference I have seen. The both work the same for cleaning carbs.

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    i use 2+2 not all are the same , some wont clean the dust off the shelf lol , just rememeber DO NOT spray the rubber parts in the carb they will deform , check your popoff its prob to high and thats why your motor was hard to start , 15 to 20 psi will help a lot ,
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