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post #81 of 161 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 09:35 AM
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IDEAL numbers and letters for Vac hose and wire labels

Yes...Every electrical supply house will also have the books made by IDEAL. You can buy numbers, letters big and small in a book of pressure sensitive labels you wrap around a wire or rather two wires so you will match up later. I never thought to use on vacuum hose Ebay look up "Ideal Wire Markers" and there are too many choices to list here. It is their cat no. 44-103 that is 1-45 10 of each but you may like letters better so good to have choices. I like letters because many of the vac hoses have numbers already on them. I get confused easy.

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You will find any combination that suits you in a small book

I have a 5 gal can of carb cleaner with a basket. Stuff pretty strong. Have used with tractors and Bobcats. Should I stay with Water, Vinegar or antifreeze or will Honda carbs be OK to use in a chemical that is labeled "Carb Cleaner"??

I am new to this very helpful group. I may be not correct posting to this thread. If so I apologize and if someone will correct me I will start a new thread. This one I have been following since before the new year so much of the ground I need help with has been covered in this thread. Thank you experienced guys for your help and time. I just need more patience.

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Going on ebay for wire markers, used to have a book of them, but it's been so long I forgot they existed. Great forum.
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Here is the tube that most find have a problem that is under the mat. This one is in excellent condition for being 28yr old. And it is getting replaced.
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I have a 5 gal can of carb cleaner with a basket. Stuff pretty strong. Have used with tractors and Bobcats. Should I stay with Water, Vinegar or antifreeze or will Honda carbs be OK to use in a chemical that is labeled "Carb Cleaner"??



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That's fine as long as you take them completely apart and take all the rubber parts out then don't leave them in there more than a few hours, them flush them with hot water. We used to use a Safety Clean carb vat with an agitator back years ago, in 20 minutes the most nasty carb came out sparkling clean.

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No more stumble! Wow, what a difference. My stumble was a bad one too. The dealer must have put in the #55 jets that it had in there, but it wasnt enough. It needed #60. Plus I put 19 foot of new small vacuum line that probably helped. I did notice that there were one or two of those one way small vacuum splitters that were a little plugged up (like the one above the #3 spark plug). Time to ride.

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Great! Question since you did the #60 jets, how many turns off the seat did you use....1 1/2 or 1 3/4 turns or a full 2?
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When I took it apart, one pilot was set to 2 out, the other was 3.3 out.(almost loose). I removed the stoppers so I can adjust later if needed, but I set them to 2.5 out. I did not expect such good results, has never ran so good. I can report back on gas mileage, but so far I can tell it's not looking bad on mileage either. I just drilled my .55mm jets with a .6mm drill bit. Went really smooth.
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Just now getting the carbs back in and they do not want to slip down into the isolators. Think a small amount of dish washing detergent to lube the carb bases to aid installation will harm anything?
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Nevermind!!! I had them lined up and gave a slight push and they settled into place!! Whew!
Now to connect throttle cables and heater hoses to the base and its connected.
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There are ingredients in some dish washing soaps that can corrode aluminum. I usually use either a tiny bit of silicone grease or vaseline for those and the intake manifolds on the 4cyl GLs.
I also find it easier to reattach the heater hoses, throttle and cruise cables before you seat the carbs.
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