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Post  bbf-falcon on June 6th 2013, 5:30 am

Guy's, have any of you running alky ever noticed white looking gritty particles in your fuel bowls & needle/seat or injectors? If so what is it or causes it?

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Post  dfree383 on June 6th 2013, 6:40 am

Your carb disintigrating?
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Post  Wheelie58 on June 6th 2013, 7:02 am

Running alky without a top lube...and leaving it unattended in the fuel system will cause this to happen. As far as I can determine, it is oxidized particles left behind after the alky has dried up.
I don't run alky through carbs, but if I did, I would use a good top lube in the fuel and empty the bowls and either run it on gas, or use a protective light oil spray (WD40 - CRC- Howes - Marvel...ect) through the bowl vents between races.
The white residue is normally seen in systems (carb and injected) after the alky has dried.
Hope this helps...
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Post  Wheelie58 on June 6th 2013, 7:04 am

dfree383 wrote:Your carb disintigrating?
Plus...
I have seen Holley bowls actually disintegrate....the plating flaked off the die cast parts....when alky has been left in there for a few weeks and dried up...
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Post  richter69 on June 6th 2013, 8:19 am

I got nuthin to add after Keith's response.

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Post  Wheelie58 on June 6th 2013, 8:29 am

Wow...
I already did something good today!
Thanks
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Post  bbf-falcon on June 6th 2013, 10:27 am

Yea,I bet that's it Keith.It wasn't disturbing the bowl surface yet but sounds like the culprit. Nothing was in the filter in the front or back. Thx guy's

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Post  richter69 on June 6th 2013, 10:52 am

always get the carb wet.........hit the fuel pump every week or so. If your gonna let it dry out I always took the bowls off, blew everything out real good and gave it all a good squirt of wd40 and put the carb back together.


damn sure don't let M5 dry out......
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Post  69F100 on June 6th 2013, 11:23 am

After I shut mine down I let it run out of alky pump the excel pumps to get all the alky out of them. Then I fire off to burn the alky out of the cylinders then fill the bowls thro the vents with marval mistery oil before letting it sit. It will fire right up off the oil it will smoke a little but clears out as soon as it is out of the carb. I did notice that the carb even after running alky then pulling the carb open it still had traces of the marval oil inside the carb but eberything ealse like like new.

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Post  56Tbird on June 6th 2013, 3:14 pm

I never do anything to mine but start em a few times through the winter,and never had any trouble with it. Dumb luck I guess Rolling Eyes king
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Post  richter69 on June 6th 2013, 4:03 pm

keep um wet.............. lol. if you dry it out the bad stuff happens.
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Post  56Tbird on June 6th 2013, 4:33 pm

richter69 wrote:keep um wet.............. lol. if you dry it out the bad stuff happens.
That's what KY Jelly is for!! Very Happy king
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Post  richter69 on June 6th 2013, 8:07 pm

if you need the ky then you aint doin it right......... Wink
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Post  bbf-falcon on June 6th 2013, 10:46 pm

richter69 wrote:if you need the ky then you aint doin it right......... Wink

If you don't need the KY,you are on the wrong end.

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