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redfleet

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Hello fellow Big Red maniacs ! Ive been searching to find an accurate answer, but they are all so conflicting! It seems the common problem of when I buy an old Red ,that's been sitting in a shed for who knows how long, is the turpentine gas has gummed up the jets ! So should I just  yank the carb and do a rebuild or try the $7-8 dollar a can of that stuff?     Im not cheap or lazy just asking your suggestions  to what works and what doesnt!
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bigredmark

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If they have been sitting I will take the carb apart and clean it. That way I know it's clean.
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Mikey

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I doubt it would work for hardened crud in the jets, but if it's just starting to gum up, why not? I've used it with positive results when I have forgotten to drain gas and stored a machine for a while. Engine runs rough and doesn't rev....put a bottle in the gas, and pour some in the intake. Then pour a LOT in the intake until the engine stalls. Let that sit for a while....restart. I find most of the time I'm good for another year or until I have time to clean up the engine.
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5 200s trying to make one or two running ones!

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redfleet

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Awesome thank you sir for your input !  Needless to say Im getting really good at 200 carbs
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Mikey

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I'm told that these carbs are prone to worn needles. Are you finding this accurate?
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