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  1. #1 acetone & petrol 
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    I have been thinking about cleaning my fuel lines and recently did some work with acetone so it got me thinking.

    wiki says some ppl actually do mix the two in their tank.

    i'm thinking of using it more to flush the system and maybe even help clean the valves etc like an additive would............i would only do it once or maybe even twice........

    anyone able to offer any thoughts on this...........


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    A brief flush probably won't hurt. might dislodge paricles and clog the fuel system if you don't disconnect both ends and blow it out. Acetone will also soften and swell rubber components if prolonged exposure.


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    thanks - thats just what i was looking for. Wiki has loads of info but is stil rather limited.

    I might do a test at home to see how it does with carbon - light a candle, put something metal up against it to trap carbon, let it 'dry' then submerge in acetone tosee what happens. I carbonated valve would be best but i don't seem to have many lying around...............

    what kind of prolonged exposure are you talking about?
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    prolonged I mean leave it in the system , or mix some in the gas. hours or days .
    No solvent will dissove carbon , lossen is hold on a surface -yes but then you have particles to deal with.
    acetone is most effective against gum and varnish.
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    thanks - I would only be looking at treating once maybe even twice in a row - as long as i'm careful with the mixture should hopefully be ok.

    i've burnt acetone before & it doesn't seem to leave that much carbon behind.
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