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Re: Fuel Starvation / Power Loss
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 08:07:35 AM »

At work , the fitters use Brake clean on everything .
It's mainly some types of contact cleaner (which believe it or not , is a much better cleaner) you have to be careful with . It tends to melt certain types of plastics  :o
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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 10:00:16 AM »

Brake clean is too aggressive.

Vinegar will do.
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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2018, 11:34:35 AM »

Brake clean is like baby oil compared to contact cleaner . The fitters are always stealing it off me to clean their oily shite  ;D
Never seen any problems with it but it's up to him .
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2018, 11:57:53 PM »

Meh. Start with the vinegar and work your way up, I reckon.

Unless you're the type of person to slice bread with a katana..
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2018, 12:12:54 AM »

I would probably equate contact cleaner the same as a katana  ;)
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Re: Fuel Starvation / Power Loss
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2018, 03:52:39 PM »

This is just a quick update. I took the petrol tank off this morning and removed the fuel pump assembly. I had no idea how much crap was in my tank. Iíll try and attach some pics but chunks of small metal, rust, etc. The filter had some rust on it but after spraying with brake cleaner and watching the tea like colour drain out it looks like new. Will do further update after refitted and test driven. See attached pics.




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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2018, 07:24:38 PM »

I've cleaned a lot of carbs and tried a lot of different cleaners... 
You'd be surprised how good gas/petro breaks up dirt.

I've had orange float bowls and used all this chemicals and had to soak them get a brush out....  gas instantly loosens it up and cleaned the bowl.  I soak my carbs in gas before I take anything apart when doing a carb cleaning.

There are several YTube Vids showing how to clean tanks. and most will have you put gas in  and shake it up and empty. It also helps to get water out.



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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2018, 07:26:37 PM »

After looking at the pic again... I'm take some sand paper to it since you have huge opening.
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Re: Fuel Starvation / Power Loss
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 08:19:06 PM »

What is that metal thinginside the tank? It doesn't look like part of anything I recognise.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 09:49:50 PM »

Iím not sure what that metal debris was. I didnít recognise it either. I also didnít realise that the front of the tank near the fuel pump is magnetic. So inside the very front of the tank was a mound of rust and crap - the problem is thatís right where the filter is located.

I used 3 x bottles of coke and some ball bearings to clean the tank and shook it like hell. I then just rotated the tank over a period of hours. I then just rinsed clean and dried with a hairdryer.

Just been out on a test drive and itís smooth power delivery all the way! Itís a joy to ride again. Just goes to show itís easier to do things yourself. That only cost me 3 x bottles of coke and some brake cleaner. Fantastic!


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