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carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: XVluvr » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:59 am

Anyone have any advice on how I can remove carbon buildup from a cylinder? I just began a full disassembly on my virago 81 xv750 and before I can get down the cylinder removed I realize the piston is stuck due to massive carbon build and wont allow removal. Any ideas on how to get it to loosen without damaging the cylinder?

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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: Motoguy » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:54 am

Toothbrush with white spirit is what i use, also for the buildup on the valves

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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: XVluvr » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:05 am

Ok thanks , I'll try that but first I need to know what white spirit is lol. Yes I'm that new to Bike building.

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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: Motoguy » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:40 pm

its the same stuff people use to clean there painting brush, you can find it in every DIY shop. White spirit is the name

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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: diemaco » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:16 pm

you can also try intake cleaner or carb cleaner in spray form. let it soak then muscle the rest off.
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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: ViragoViagra » Sat May 02, 2015 12:12 am

white spirits=mineral spirits
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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: wymple » Sat May 30, 2015 9:17 am

Berryman's Chem-Dip works well. Don't bother with their B-12 crap. We used to just soak stuff in water overnight.

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Re: carbon removal from cylinder

PostAuthor: rsvirago » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:24 am

I know it's been a couple of months since the last post on this thread but thought I would share this.

I used to do this for my cars, got it from an old mechcanic. Take a 50/50 mix of carb cleaner and kerosen, about 2 cups worth. With the vehicle idleing, slowly pour the mixture down the carburator while jockeying around with the throttle to keep it running. Then take it out and floor it. The process smoked like a son-of-gun but worked great. Would just have to figure a way to do this on a motorcycle.
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