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Carbs
« on: July 17, 2014, 11:56:53 AM »
Does anyone know if an addative ie seafoam will clear out my carbs? Or do I need to get them cleaned. I dont even know where the carb is located lol. I have my 73 pinto coupe with this dillema

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 01:27:46 PM »
More serious as in?

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 01:41:00 PM »
You should sell your Pinto to someone who knows cars and get yourself a "RICER".
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Re: Carbs
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 01:48:48 PM »
You should sell your Pinto to someone who knows car and get yourself a "RICER".
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Re: Carbs
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 01:59:51 PM »
Um nope. Purpose if this car is to get to know cars...dick

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 07:04:57 PM »
My buddy swears by Seafoam in his toys that sit a lot. As a last resort try a bottle & see.
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Re: Carbs
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 08:32:01 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 11:39:42 PM »
I noticed you had another post of white smoke and idle, remember excessive additives can cause that, pintos make awesome learning cars, simple and easy, get a haynes manual or a chiltons and read up, cars are big legos, use the right tools and dont halfa** anything and you will be fine.

now back to your problem, how long was the car sitting before you got it?
might need to drop tank and drain, pour some alchol in it swish and let dry, could of had bad gas and water in tank from sitting, additives only work so much.

next a stumble can be anything, i had bad misses only at one rpm, found out it was the back two plug wires.

do a good tune up on it, clear any questions you have on it, internet is a good source for info.

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 03:56:08 AM »
I never use any fuel additives at all, prefer to simply fix the problem and be done with it. After selling additives all day long to people who know little about engines you figure out pretty quick the most important thing additives do is massage the human brain into thinking things are better when they're not. They of course have their place in things but not any of mine.

Look up some of the MSDS on those additives and find out how much people are taken to the cleaners for simple chemicals easily available at 1/4 the price......... ..

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 07:58:03 PM »
Lol thanks ghost. I still have the issue, replaced spark plugs, wires, ignition coil, starter sullenoid, and alternator.

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Re: Carbs
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 07:58:46 PM »
Yea amc half of me thinks they are too good to be true