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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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What the hell is going on?

Looks like my secondary bowl is filled with calcium.

Can't get fuel through the carb, which is why I pulled it.

Only thing not standard is my tank which is uncoated steel at this point in time.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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saw the CLR fix. Been having troubles with this carb before anyways... think I'm just going to wait for a truck avenger to put on top when I pull the motor this winter.
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get one of those gunk carb cleaner buckets with the wire basket. leave it in there overnight and it will look/work like new the next day with a little polishing from brass brush (old 12 ga brushes work great here).
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What the hell is going on?

Looks like my secondary bowl is filled with calcium.

Can't get fuel through the carb, which is why I pulled it.

Only thing not standard is my tank which is uncoated steel at this point in time.

Goe to Holley's website and ask. In 2006 they had a bad casting. They replaced my truck avenger for free.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...=199787&page=2

Start with post #76 in this thread.

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get one of those gunk carb cleaner buckets with the wire basket. leave it in there overnight and it will look/work like new the next day with a little polishing from brass brush (old 12 ga brushes work great here).
I have one if you want to borrow it Jake.
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I have one if you want to borrow it Jake.
I'm in Flint, was going to try to go wheeling at the mounds sunday. Thanks though Duane.

I don't have any more time or cash to devote to putting into the truck at this point in time, so i'll just wait.
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Goe to Holley's website and ask. In 2006 they had a bad casting. They replaced my truck avenger for free.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...=199787&page=2

Start with post #76 in this thread.

not subscribed, no access. the carb appears to be pretty old.
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not subscribed, no access. the carb appears to be pretty old.

Opps sorry,

Just go to this website, they were very helpful with mine.

http://www.holley.com/TechService/
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I'd say that is from some type of cleaner used on the carb at the previous rebuild and the s!*t for gas they are selling us these days. I've seen this in other carbs I've rebuilt over the last 3 years as well as I personally have been having a horrable time with this higher content ethonol blend fuel. Let me ask you this; does the vehicle this Holley goes on sit, not being run for more than 3 weeks or more at a time? If so, the white powder like suff comes from the ethonol collecting moisture while the fuel is sitting still, then the additives in the fuel react with the moisture, the actual gasoline evaporates and you are left with this by-product of moisture and fuel additives. I've had to replace the carbs on my chain saw, string trimmer, push lawn mower and the Suzuki LT80 quad I have for my daughter (becasue she rides it about 2 times a year) due to this crap plugging the tiny air-bleed passages shut!

The bucket of acid-based carb cleaner would be best to use on this Holley, but if you cannot find the stuff, a trick I got turned onto with small engine carbs: get you an old stew pot or sauce pan, put your carb parts in it, fill it with distilled water, set in on the stove and bring it to a roaring boil. After it boils for about 5 minutes, all this crud and scum will come floating to the surface. Something about the heat and water gets into all of those small places! After you let it go for a while, remove from stove, let cool then take your compressed air to it and blow all the water out. Reassemble and try running the carb again.
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I'd say that is from some type of cleaner used on the carb at the previous rebuild and the s!*t for gas they are selling us these days. I've seen this in other carbs I've rebuilt over the last 3 years as well as I personally have been having a horrable time with this higher content ethonol blend fuel. Let me ask you this; does the vehicle this Holley goes on sit, not being run for more than 3 weeks or more at a time? If so, the white powder like suff comes from the ethonol collecting moisture while the fuel is sitting still, then the additives in the fuel react with the moisture, the actual gasoline evaporates and you are left with this by-product of moisture and fuel additives. I've had to replace the carbs on my chain saw, string trimmer, push lawn mower and the Suzuki LT80 quad I have for my daughter (becasue she rides it about 2 times a year) due to this crap plugging the tiny air-bleed passages shut!

The bucket of acid-based carb cleaner would be best to use on this Holley, but if you cannot find the stuff, a trick I got turned onto with small engine carbs: get you an old stew pot or sauce pan, put your carb parts in it, fill it with distilled water, set in on the stove and bring it to a roaring boil. After it boils for about 5 minutes, all this crud and scum will come floating to the surface. Something about the heat and water gets into all of those small places! After you let it go for a while, remove from stove, let cool then take your compressed air to it and blow all the water out. Reassemble and try running the carb again.
First part is spot on. Good thoughts on second. Maybe I'll rebuild it after school term is over...

Thank you for the great explanation.
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