Re: Carbon cleaner
Yeah I think i'll use some of this carby cleaner stuff, sounds like the way to go as there isn't much room for scrubbing with anything with the pistons still in the bores.
Oh and on the same topic, does anyone know what causes large amounts of carbon buildup in a motor? The pistons had a fair amount of carbon on them, but what surprised me was that the rocker gear has turned black, and the oil has turned black as well and it was only replaced about 6 months ago.
I think my parents have got the oil changed at least once a year, so it's not from real old oil.
Whats the deal? All the other EA heads I have seen were no where near as bad as this one, though I must admit it's driven quite often and would have close to 300 clicks on it by now. Would this be from anything such as running too rich, running too lean or anything like that?
Oh yeah and I'm gonna be putting some Penrite 30 in which is 20W/60 natural oil as the rings and bottom end is probably a bit sad now, and I'm too lazy to fix all that. Is this a good oil to run for a fairly unhappy motor(gonna have rebuilt head tho)?
Last edited by donuts2001; 09-18-03 at 07:09 AM.