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Post by jamrens on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:45 pm

I have been iceing over so i pulled my intake to find the preheater clogged i have tried to run a hanger chucked up in a drill with no avail it keeps breaking off so now its soaking in carb cleaner help....


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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:55 pm

carb cleaner should get it also make sure the flange in the header is not blocked off
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Re: pre heater help

Post by fluxcap on Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:01 pm

coat hanger probably won't work. I've always had luck with a braided wire. Last time I used an old e-brake cable. Frayed the ends just slightly, and put it in the drill. If you are using a long cable, it'll be a little hard to get started, but once it gets going, it works great.

Find a thick braided wire (e-brake cable, clutch cable, etc...) and give that a try.

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Post by jamrens on Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:13 pm

i finally got it went to ace and got some 1/4 in braided cable and a bottle of liquid plumber worked wonders...
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Post by ASBug on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:52 pm

jamrens wrote:i finally got it went to ace and got some 1/4 in braided cable and a bottle of liquid plumber worked wonders...
Nice, I need to do that to the Jap Beetle...
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Re: pre heater help

Post by jamrens on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:22 am

bro its a bitch.. honestly if i whould have known that i could get a bnib intake from foreign American auto parts in dalton for 40 i whould have just got a new one..
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Post by fluxcap on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:33 am

Haha, I've felt that way too after cleaning a tough one. Good news is that now that you've done it, if you need to do it again in a few years, it won't be that bad. You'll only be fighting 2-3 years of build up versus the probably 10-20 years that you just fought through.

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