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Old 02-19-2012, 12:33 AM
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Not possible, if it comes in a nice aluminum can and costs a fortune it has to be good.
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I hear ya! But, for some UNKNOWN reason Startron, the blue fluid in a clear plastic bottle, seemed to help my truck gain an extra MPG last Spring...but it sure as hell broke a LOT of carbon loose in my 2 strokes. I won't use it in my mixed fuel no mo ever again.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:34 PM
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i dont want to read through all the posts.
i just want to add that snake oil will likley
clean out your wallet fast.
fresh gas proper oil mix is all you need
You call it snake oil but this stuff is darn goood. I have never seen any gas oil mix that keeps equipment clean over long periods. Especially if you are using it constantly. I have now run about 7 carb thru it and every one has improvements in how they start and run. I don't plan on running it in the gas all the time just for cleaning stuff up. I got 40 carb that have 5 to 15 years use on them and I will get to all of them. I know now that I can extend the life of equipment.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:59 AM
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You call it snake oil but this stuff is darn goood. I have never seen any gas oil mix that keeps equipment clean over long periods. Especially if you are using it constantly. I have now run about 7 carb thru it and every one has improvements in how they start and run. I don't plan on running it in the gas all the time just for cleaning stuff up. I got 40 carb that have 5 to 15 years use on them and I will get to all of them. I know now that I can extend the life of equipment.

Ed....This SnakeOil is not a cure.....its a temporary fix.....
This is why you wont find too many tenured mechanics that like this stuff.
Its the petroleum industries version of the pharmacuticals "cold medicine".
Mechanics want the cure....not just something that fixes it for a day.
These guys are having it both ways...selling junk fuel and stuff that might make it better for a little while.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:55 AM
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I agree with piston slapper. Its more like Fixaflat.. works in a tight queeze by a consumer but there is still a tire that needs to be attended to. might be able to get by for a couple days, but more times than not, it will re-occur. mainly cause there is no cure for consumer ignorance these things will just keep comming out and used as a cure all.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:55 PM
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There is no magic cure all. But Mechanic in a Bottle does work in many cases, and can save a lot of time. I've successfully used it on several carbs as a last resort before replacement, and they're still running today.

As for welch plug sealing, I'm still using nail polish and haven't had problems. The pink stuff with glitter in it seems to work best.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:37 PM
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I agree with piston slapper. Its more like Fixaflat.. works in a tight queeze by a consumer but there is still a tire that needs to be attended to. might be able to get by for a couple days, but more times than not, it will re-occur. mainly cause there is no cure for consumer ignorance these things will just keep comming out and used as a cure all.
Okay so what are you guys saying.....you don't clean up carb and send them back out into the field because??? I take the carb completely apart down to the skin and then dunk it for 24hrs after cleaning it with brake cleaner. I put a new kit it them and out they go.....$10. I got 40 carb that I am putting thru this process so we will see how long they last. I say they are going to be almost like new. If there is a better way to clean up a carb I'd like for you to tell me. I plan to get an ultrasonic tub to run this stuff in. I have NO plan to run this in the gas mix.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:43 PM
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Snake oil user's use pink nail polish with glitters????
You put this stuff inside your carb?
I can't wait to see this stuff on the SnapOn truck.
How do you get the glitter out of the jets and ports ?
You just know they're gonna end up there.....
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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As far as welch plug sealing goes, I switched to Seal-All http://eclecticproducts.com/sealall.htm. Stihl recommended it at one of their updates a couple of years ago. I sometimes use Epoxo 88 on the edge of the disc. Both work really well and seem to hold up.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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Ed.....I may be the exception, but,
In the last 10 years I haven't soaked a single carb...
I disassemble the carb and spray brake cleaner through
All the air and fuel passages. I may spray it down and let it sit for 5 minutes, but that's about it. With that being said,I realize most people don't have a thorough understanding of what is going on inside the carb, and where its going on.
Get some flow charts and try to understand them.
Then you won't have to hope that something magical will happen in the soak tank......
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:00 PM
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Snake oil user's use pink nail polish with glitters????
You put this stuff inside your carb?
I can't wait to see this stuff on the SnapOn truck.
How do you get the glitter out of the jets and ports ?
You just know they're gonna end up there.....
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