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Old 03-30-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Gunk in fuel bowl

Have a Tillotson carb on my 28 roadster pick-up. Am getting a grayish "gunk" build-up on the carb fuel bowl. When I wipe it out wet it is like a gray clay.
Is this a result of ethanol in gas reacting with metal of carb? What can I do to stop it?
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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Find some real gasoline.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:35 PM   #3
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It sounds like somebody sealed the tank and it is dissolving.Of all the ethanol problems people complain about,dissolving carbs is not one.If it dissolved aluminum and pot metal all the gas pumps at the stations would be melted down by now.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:10 PM   #4
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Good Evening...You might want to begin by putting a good sized magnet in your fuel bowl if you have the glass bowl. If the gunk is magnetic, then the magnet will stop it from moving on and you can clean the fuel bowl and magnet as necessary. If you have the solid fuel filter, then I would suggest that you clean it each time you drive the car. You will sometimes be surprised how much gunk is trapped in the filter. Ernie
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:50 AM   #5
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I agree, use only good gas without the corn crap in it, and add 4 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil to each 10 gallons of gas.


An hour ago I just loosened up a stuck throttle plate on a small Honda carb. This was from using corn crap gas, which dries and leaves a sticky residue, which can also stick valves.
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:13 AM   #6
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It sounds like the tank was sealed at one time and the ethanol is dissolving the sealer.
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:38 AM   #7
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Hey guys, I really love all the recommendations about using real gas, not the corn crap. Here is the list I cobbled together from a real gas site. Do not know the accuracy, high octane and high prices I'm sure!
9 Pure Gas Stations in New Jersey

City Brand Octane Name Street Address Last Updated
Bayville AVFUEL 100 Ocean Aire 101 Airport Rd 2017-09-09
Brick UNBRANDED 100 Drum Point Marina 770 Drum Point 2017-07-28
Chatsworth SUNOCO 91 G V S Sport Motor 1551 Cnty Rd 2017-10-11
Kenvil VP RACING 94 Morris County Marine 745 Rt 46 2017-06-22
Pittstown SHELL 100 Sky Manor Airport 48 Sky Manor Rd 2017-09-08
Shamong UNBRANDED 110 Mighty Joe's 1231 Rt 206 2018-03-21
Toms River VP RACING 94 Downs Ford 360 Rt. 37 2018-01-22
Whitehouse UNBRANDED 100 Solberg Airport 39 Thor-Solberg 2017-10-24
Williamstown PHILLIPS 66 100 Cross Keys Airport 1531 N Tuckahoe 2017-07-07
Sorry but it all has strung together, my bad.....

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Old 03-31-2018, 12:54 PM   #8
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Do a "search" here for "dog leg". It was re-posted a few days ago. It may be the best "fix" without pulling the tank. IMO it's only going to get worse.
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