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Old 04-09-2005, 02:05 PM
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Default RE: "Funk" on the Muffler eewwwwwww

I usually break the engine down if possible. I have a wire mesh basket that I made from a strainer I bought at the Dollar store for the small parts. But, it is not necessary. I have used the crock pot to clean and restore engines that have been sitting for years that are frozen in castor, and sometimes corrosion. I will take off the backplate, head and carb and drop it all in. I usually just remove old gaskets and make new ones.
Once the engine is clean and all the old burnt castor is gone, I will pull the parts and let them cool down. Then they get a good flushing with clean water and dried with compressed air. Then I immediately drop then in a container of synthetic ATF fluid. The parts are removed after a short time, wiped down and reassembled.