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Removing Carbs the Easy Way

Discussion in 'XJ DIY How-To Videos' started by Foofighter, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. jag3

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    I've tried putting the cards back on and can't get them the fit all the way into the Iin take side. I put the aurbox side on and can't get the intake side to seat. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have tried for hours and I know it shouldn't be that hard.
    Thank you.
     
  2. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Heatgun for softening boots on both sides, and a smear of Vaseline or engine oil for the intake boots. keep the airbox side boots dry. You want the stiction to help hold up them in place.
     
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    santivelasco New Member

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    For future problems of reinstalling the carburettors, (without hot) I add: put rubber bands 2 and 3, insert the carbs and adjust those two rubber bands. adding rubber bands 1 and 4 is very easy if you rotate them
     
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    Rely helpful picture. Thanks. Justin
     
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    If your using a ratchet strap, your not using the heat gun/hair dryer properly. hogfiddles has it right, heat and some lube.
    I don't push my intake boots in, I just heat up and pull out. I guess I could push in, but like to look them over.
    I've fiddled with my carb enough that I don't need any straps or dowels to do the job.
     
  6. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    You don’t need straps and ratchets to removecthe carburetors.

    1. loose airbox to carb boot clamps
    2. Push boots into airbox most of the way—theyre barely on the carbs to begin with.
    3. loosen airbox bolts and slide it back - only goes about 1cm anyway......
    4. Disconnect throttle and enricher cables, move clutch cable out of the clip.
    5. Loosen carb to manifold boot clamps
    6. Tilt carbs up and down while pulling to get them out of the boots
    7. Slide rack out to the side.

    to install: go in reverse order but a light smear of grease on manifold boots, and a heatgun will help the carbs pop right back in.
    DO NOT grease airbox boots.
     
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    i used silcone spray
     
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  8. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Anything to lube the manifold boots. I just use a light smear of engine oil
     
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    Can you get carb parts in the UK?
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Order from xj4ever.... i believe he ships to UK too.... I have no idea of the shipping cost though.
     
  11. Keeferheydude

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    Nice job. You were patient and pragmatic. Pulling the carbs from their intakes can be different depending on how " Stuck " they are and the condition of the intake boots. I think this gentleman kept it short for that reason. A good start for the uniniciated.
    Yup I used a micro thin layer of synthetic grease, gently wiped that so it was barely noticeable. They went in with a minimum of resistance. Totally down with your method.
     

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