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I rebuilt a bunch of carbs this spring that had similar issues as yours, but to a much lesser degree. They had a white granular jello substance in them...so kinda like yours but a little more jello'y (I'll make it a word...lol) and not as dry as yours. A few of these carb's sat for just 7-8 months.
Never saw this until Ethanol (E-10) flooded our area.
Note: A few had Stabil (ethanol type) and a few had Starbrite added to the gas before put away. I can confirm this on several as I was there for the treatment.
Edit in: Not my pic nor carb I had worked on, but exactly the substance (but in a lesser degree) I saw in most of those carbs. YUK !
Last edited by cfm; 10-24-2011 at 02:16 PM.
If you take the jelly and put it under a powerfull enough microscope, you will see its alive. Think about how they make ethanol. And the gasoline has no effect on the little bastards.
Budweiser plant here in So Cal, there is a catch moat all the way around the brew houses to catch any liquid from leaving th building and finding its way into the storm drains on the property. All the water used to hose down the brew houses has to caught and not allowed off the plant property. Its all considered bio hazard. The jelly will form with a couple ounces left in a brown beer bottle left in the dark for a couple months too.
Last edited by gn7; 10-24-2011 at 02:29 PM.
The inside of my nephews carb looked about like the op's carb this year. Some one told him it was from water in his gas. So is this crap from ethanol?...or the boat needs a 12 step program or??
Another Hot Boat refugee
The plant was destroyed during that earthquake to the tune of a 40 million in damage and product loss. But they got that filtering system up and running and one canning line going withing about 6 hours.
Last edited by gn7; 10-24-2011 at 03:26 PM.
they were suppose to be running race fuel, do not the particulars, but both carbs and both bowls were full of this powder, I have the parts soaking in chem-dip and gas, hoping to get them back together tonight or tomorrow.
o and had a power valve stuck in the metering block, might not be able to save it.
But sometimes with repeated soakings and flushing and soaking you can get it cleaned out.
Last edited by gn7; 10-24-2011 at 04:47 PM.
Yep, same idea. Just stay away from ones that contain chlorine bleach or teflon.
I know one thing. Soaking it is chem dip and gas is not going to do a thing. Like soaking concrete in gasoline.
Any fuel that is allowed to sit long enough and doesn't evaporate will do some nutty stuff. Ethanol just has its one thing it does. But any fuel will cuase problems if it is allowed to sit long enough. Sometimes having it evap in a day or 2 in Havasu is a blessing.
Last edited by gn7; 10-24-2011 at 07:02 PM.