...at the risk of sounding like a complete dumb ass, I have a question about cleaning a set of carbs on a Kawi 4-banger.
Say a guy were to turn off the fuel, drain the float bowls, disconnect the main fuel line at the gas tank and then spray a shit load of carb cleaner through the main fuel line to the carbs. The cleaner would split off to all 4 carbs and on the way would perhaps clean the float valve seats in each. After doing this, there would be carb cleaner sitting in each of the 4 float bowls.
Now I go and disconnect the coil wire and then start the engine. Of course, with no fuel or spark the engine doesn't start but the thing taking place is suction of the carb cleaner through the jets, through the valves and it gets dumped onto the pistons and cylinder walls. I would then change the oil when I was done.
Here's my 2 questions: 1) Is this a reasonable way to accomplishing a good carb cleaning and...2) would this damage anything else in the engine?
Save the comments about how I'm a lazy ass or tell me to "do it right". As my title reads, I'm just testing a theory. Thanks in advance.
Posted on Jun 8, 2011, 5:00 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124