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Old 01-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Picked up an ES3500 the other day. Can't figure out why it won't start.....

Seriously, what's the best way to dissolve all this varnish? Tank is full of it as is the carb.

And this is also why I ALWAYS run my small engines dry if I know I won't be using them for a few weeks or longer.

On a bright note, the starter works fine and it fired off with some starting fluid, so after I get the carb and tank cleaned up hopefully it will run!
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carb clean and a toothbrush (toothbrush will melt after awile so use the mrs first )
i dont care for the carb dunk crap .......
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I put some mineral spirits in the gas tank with some old chains and sloshed around and it doesn't seen to have touched the gunk. Anyone know what will dissolve this stuff? Thinking about trying muriatic acid....
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get a bottle of fuel injector cleaner and add it to the tank with a 1/2 gallon of fresh gas and let it sit (swishing it around often )
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Brake parts cleaner, the stuff in the green can. Carb cleaner and carb dip is worthless these days.

You can also boil it first, there are a bunch of different concoctions out there as to what to add to the water. I think the one most suggested here is lemon juice, google will have more. Go buy you a toss out aluminum pan that will allow you to submerge the tank and cook it with indirect heat on the BBQ.
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WOW!, i have never seen anything even close to being that bad, maybe a new carb if you got the generator cheap enough
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ive gotta disagree rich, NAPA AUTO PARTS for about $22 is a carb dunk from napa that works miracles for me and is re usable countless times. The key to the carb soak is DONT buy it if it says anything about epa approved/enviro friendly/bio degradable.. This stuff is potent and I recommend using gloves while handling it. After letting it soak for 6-8 hours (remove all plastic pieces before soaking) scrub it a little with a brush and ream the jets with a mig tip cleaner and then soak it some more. After its clean make SURE to wash it off/out with some rubbing alcohol as the acids will continue to work if not.

EDIT: put this in glass mason jars the tin can will rust through!!
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WOW!, i have never seen anything even close to being that bad, maybe a new carb if you got the generator cheap enough
Got the generator for $150, but it is OLD so not a whole lot of parts available for them. The carb is varnished up so SOMETHING will dissolve that varnish, just gotta figure out what to use without spending another $100 on chemicals that don't work.

I did consider filling the tank up with some sort of non flammable solution and cooking the whole thing (steel tank).
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elbow grease and something acidic is only fix to that
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I did consider filling the tank up with some sort of non flammable solution and cooking the whole thing (steel tank).
you might be onto something there
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