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Offline olddiggersrule

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Switched from alcohol back to gas
« on: April 26, 2017, 07:45:42 AM »
I bought a well used car that was running alcohol carburetion. The previous owner had left fuel in it all winter and made a mess of the carb. I put a gas carb on it and the motor loved it.
My question is this... the condensation that was trapped under the valve covers I took off and wiped out, pulled the plugs and spun it and left open to dry out, of course changed the oil and filter. Does any one have suggestions on anything I can do (short of freshening the motor) that might help flush the rest of the moisture and very slight milky oil?

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Re: Switched from alcohol back to gas
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 08:17:28 AM »
Fill it with oil and run the engine again , heat will steam off any moisture present. eventually any contamination will cycle out, a tiny amount of sweat/moisture has no real affect

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Re: Switched from alcohol back to gas
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 08:24:34 AM »
Take the filter off and pump some cheap oil through it with a priming tool.

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Re: Switched from alcohol back to gas
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 09:50:58 AM »
Thanks guys, you made my day. When in doubt use common sense (that is not so common anymore). I appreciate the time you took to share your wealth of wisdom.