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Cleaning auger carb

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Strikemaster Lazer mag express, takes 30-40 pulls to get it running. New gas, good plug. Any suggestions on an easy way to clean the carb without pulling it all the way off?

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You gotta pull it off to get at all the passages. sorry. frown

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well if u can get it running,drain some gas out,id say down to about 1/4 tank then put some SEA-FOAM in the gas tank,however much is recommened or a little more,and start it up and let it run for a bit and see if it helps,else ur gunna have to take it apart,sea foam is the shize.....as ppl around here call it "mechanic-in-a-can" haha best of luck!!!

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Running some seafoam through it is an option to see if it cleans it up, but if you really want to do a thorough job you'll have to pull it apart.

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how much "new gas" have you run through it? It may take a few runs to get fresh gas through it. The sea foam may help, but Ill also agree you probably need to pull it off to clean it. its not all that complicated though.

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spray some carb cleaner in it and run 1/4 tank of sea foam and gas through it

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Can you put sea foam in and then just use it or should you run it through all at once? Has anyone had good luck using seafoam on a strike master?

Thanks

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my strikemaster lazer mag wasnt staying running at the start of this season so i took of the spark plug and sprayed some carb cleaner right in there and let it sit for about 4 hours and started it up and it runs like a champ now

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I always forget to drain/run my Jiffy dry in the spring. But I run Sea-Foam in the gas mixture. I've never had carb or diaphragm issues and my auger is 13 years old. Sea-foam is highly recommended by the mechanic how worked on my auger twice.

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just pull the thing and stick it in carb cleaner, carb rebuilds are wonderful things

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I have an old Mag 2000 head with a lazer bit and hadn't run it since last year when I just threw it in the corner after LOTW. I went out to start it this year and it wouldn't start in about 20 pulls. No biggie, I pulled the plug, removed the gas tank and line, and took the side plates off the carb. Sprayed some Sea Foam Deep Creep in there, cycled the piston a few times without the plug to get the cylinder walls cleaned of carbon, and blasted some into the carb. I also sprayed some in the fuel line to clean the garbage out of there. Put it back together, put some new gas in it and it fired on 1/2 a pull. Same plug from two years ago too. Sea Foam Deep Creep or Knocker Loose will get them things running like nobody's business.

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