Plugged idle jet woes

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Plugged idle jet woes

Postby cmyoch » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:00 am

I'm at a loss, I've boiled my carbs 4 times yesterday in distilled water only to have one of the four idle jets clear up with compressed air.

These are '81 carbs that I run in my 76 so they are pressed in. I've read where guys drive a screw into them, heat the tower, and pull them out with vice grips. I don't want to do that unless that's a last resort. I don't want to risk damaging anything. Also, would driving a screw or easy out through the center, damage the function of the jet?? One thing I haven't tried yet was boiling the carbs one more time with lemon juice with the distilled water. I assume something with the acidity of the lemon juice breaks free the deposits?

I'm at my wit's end here, any help would be so graciously appreciated!!

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Re: Plugged idle jet woes

Postby Bamaeagle » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:15 pm

Ok so you have the carbs apart and you did the boil on them. I think I would get some seafoam and let them soak in it for 24 hours. Donot use seafoam to boil them with as it is flammable. Just soak the jets in it and it should get the gunk out.

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