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    Ok, question

    Rather than spending the money on a carb rebuild, 4 in my case, can someone give me the best way to get rid of excess carbon build up, outside of running pecan shells through the drive train? The Exxon Valdez runs good, has plenty of power, gas mileage is down a little but today, much to my stupidity because i did it in front of a cop, I decided to crack the throttle pretty good as I had not done it in a while and I blew a ton of carbon out the pipes. We are not talking oil smoke or anything like that, we are talking pure, powdery carbon. This happens when I goose on it.
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    Maybe it's just loading up and leaning it out will do the job? Have the jets been messed with?

    If it runs clean, it should clear itself up, right?
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    Running the pecan shells must be a South Georgia technique .
    Oh I used to be disgusted
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    FX, you have seen the Exxon Valdez run, there are times carb number one will get a sticky needle valve and flood a little but it is very rare. I was thinking it was loading up but I can tell when it is doing that. This only does it when I crack the throttle, whether it is sitting still and I gun it or if I crack it running down the road. Actually, I just thought about it, I haven't run any Sea Foam or Wynn's in it in a long time. Maybe I am just a slcker and am not giving her the much deserved love and attention she requires. However, you are right it really does act like it is loading up but it sure doesn't run or sound like it is. Of course, I used to suffer with this problem if I fouled a plug and dropped a cylinder but I have not fouled a plug in over 5,000 miles, unlike when I used to fould one every 35 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky RoadKing View Post
    Running the pecan shells must be a South Georgia technique .
    It does wonders in cleaning out a 302 Ford in which one has run Quaker State.
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