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    Bought a motor and decided to final take a peak, fresh rebuild, low hours, but its been sitting a bit. Started with the carbs, check out what was in the bowls...

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    That suks.

    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 !
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    At the Budweiser plant here in So Cal, there is a catch moat all the way around the brew houses to catch any liquid from leaving the 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.
    So do they filter that "hose down" water and put it into the beer?

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    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??
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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    so do they filter that "hose down" water and put it into the beer?
    No, but they could. They just keep "clarifying" it and reuseing it. They send the "sludge" to a composting facility. Yes, its alive! The Van Nuys Budweiser plant is the largest water consumer on the DWP's customer list. And one of the lowest sewage users. You would have too see the water treatment plant to believe it. They could take sewage and make it clean enough to sell as bottled water. Within 12 hours of the Northridge earthquake they were delievering canned filter water to street corners by trucks and fork lifts throught the area. I still have a six pack of it stashed.
    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.
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    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.

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    o and had a power valve stuck in the metering block, might not be able to save it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    o and had a power valve stuck in the metering block, might not be able to save it.
    Try soaking the block in a 50-50 solution of CLR and water. If the stuff is inside the main well with the emulsifier tubes, the blocks could done. Its almost impossible to save them with out pulling the emulsification tube out. And then you need well plugs even if you get the tube out in one piece.
    But sometimes with repeated soakings and flushing and soaking you can get it cleaned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Try soaking the block in a 50-50 solution of CLR and water. If the stuff is inside the main well with the emulsifier tubes, the blocks could done. Its almost impossible to save them with out pulling the emulsification tube out. And then you need well plugs even if you get the tube out in one piece.
    But sometimes with repeated soakings and flushing and soaking you can get it cleaned out.
    Toilet bowl cleaner in a coffee can works too, just soak the parts overnight.

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    Yep, same idea. Just stay away from ones that contain chlorine bleach or teflon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    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.
    Everybody so quick to blame ethanol on every problem related to fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Everybody so quick to blame ethanol on every problem related to fuel.
    Not saying that is caused by ethanol. But the jelly stuff tends to be. That looks more like a vicious amount of water if anything.
    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.
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