Accelerator nozzles - carbs 1 and 2


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Accelerator nozzles - carbs 1 and 2

Post by OTTERCOMET » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:35 pm



The accelerator nozzles on carbs 3 and 4 are clear but I am having difficulty getting any spray from the nozzles on 1 and 2. Looking at 1 and 2, it appears that these jets are fed from the small fuel tubes. Am I correct that the accelerator nozzles in 1 and 2 are fed by the small fuel tubes and I am looking for suggestions on how to clear the associated nozzles.



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Re: Accelerator nozzles - carbs 1 and 2

Post by dingdong » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:43 pm

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Re: Accelerator nozzles - carbs 1 and 2

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:02 pm

Yes, they are fed by the small tubes. The nozzles are a pain, I have bent a 180 in a small wire to clear them.

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Re: Accelerator nozzles - carbs 1 and 2

Post by OTTERCOMET » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks for the responses.
I originally boiled the carbs and then tried a commercial (for restaurants) degreaser, carb cleaner, brake cleaner, penetrating oil, and compressed air - managed to clear all channels in each body, except for those two accelerator jets.
Subsequent to my initial post, I did some further research and hit on the Water Pic idea.
Boiled those 2 carbs again for about 20 minutes, then hit them with the Water Pic and then 120 psi compressed air - problem solved - they are now clear.



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