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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 2 months ago

what is the easiest way to clean a small engine and a small carburetor that has lots of dirt all over it?

i dont know if just taking some q-tips and some soapy water is the easiest way or not, but that is what i have been doing but i was wondering is there some type of like "engine cleaner spray" that you can just spray on it and it causes all the dirt to just soak off?

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  • 2 months ago
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    409 or Fantastic work well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sure, just go to a parts house & ask for an engine spray cleaner. After using it & hosing it off, change the air filter - before starting.

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  • 2 months ago

    Spray carburetor cleaner works. There are many brands on the shelf in the car part store. No need to shop only online. Oh, the things you can learn when you walk into a store.

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  • 2 months ago

    cover the intake and pressure washer should help, once done change the oil in case water got in easiest way.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    dirt is dry mud.  Mud happens when you add water.  So put in back yard and blast with the water hose, will get the dirt off.

    Engine cleaner is for grease and gas varnish...not dirt.

    • 2 months agoReport

      wont water get inside the engine and carb?

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  • 2 months ago

    Take it to a self serve carwash a d blast the dirt off of it. I'm assuming carb is still on engine. Stuff a rag into the throat of the carb first.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Soak in carb cleaner overnight.

    • 2 months agoReport

      won't that cause the rubber seals to be ruined?

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  • 2 months ago

    There are many degreasers and engine cleaners, ask your local car parts or whatever place. In all cases, you'll need to agitate the dirt with a brush once you've applied the stuff and it has soaked in. It won't just fall off. The place you buy the cleaner may well also sell short-bristled brushes made for the purpose. Q-tips will not be good enough.

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  • 2 months ago

    An aerosol can of  carburettor cleaner will work best. Soapy water will not dissolve dirt and grease on an engine.

    • 2 months agoReport

      so will it be a lot quicker than using Dawn dish soap and water and Q-tips? will still need q - tips?

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  • Cali d
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    There is an engine cleaner spray!

    You can also find a steam cleaner.

    • 2 months agoReport

      how does it work? you just spray it on and then let all the dirt soak off?

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