Frozen Carb

Hey Guys,

How long do you usually let something soak. I got a carb that is stuck, and i am wondering, how long should i let it sit in Automatic Transition Fluid? I have let it sit for about 16 hours, and am wondering how long i should let it sit.

Thanks

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What about the carb is stuck ?

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I cant pull apart the cylinder that clears the airway up or down. Also, the jets are stuck

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Sounds like something stronger that ATF will be needed .

Maybe some Berryman's carb dip .

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well...i got a few days until my fly wheel puller comes in the mail. So i am just going to let it soak and see if it free's up. Unless you guys got a better secrete sauce to try.

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roots to wings /

I used PB Blaster on a carb cylinder, atomizer, and jet that were crusted stuck this weekend. If it's a bing you should be able to gently pry the slide out from the intake opening.

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Just thinking, if the carb pot metal is oxidized and puffed up maybe something that kills oxidization. That way the salts will dissolve leaving just pot metal, hmm. Maybe try some stuff that removes rust.

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Many years ago I had the slide stuck in an Amal carb. The bike had been sitting for many years. Removed the whole assembly and put it in a pot of warm water. The heat allowed for the slide to be removed. With older Amals the slides and carb body are made from the same die cast zinc pot metal and that isn't good. It is best that the slide and body are made from different metals such as zinc for the body and brass for the slide. They won't wear to each other which is another problem.

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^ well the problem with differening metals is that close contact will induce more corrosion due to galvanic effect? Some materials person chime in please.

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