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Dirty Gimp

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Dirty Gimp says:

Carb iceing

This is not a troll thread. Mate at work has a DRZ400 and he's having trouble with ice in the carb. I seem to remember someone saying there is an additive you can get to stop this. Does anyone know what it is? Ta for any help.

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shotgunsmile

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shotgunsmile says:

I can't remember

what it's called but it costs about £4 per tank. Your local bike dealer or mechanic will probably have some for sell. I have the same problem with my GPZ500. Turns out that cos it's an American import it doesn't have the heater pipes going to the carbs that the British one has.

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Dirty Gimp

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Dirty Gimp says:

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Cheers shotgun, i'll let the lad know

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rashton

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rashton says:

Carb Iceing

If I remember rightly its called silkoline pro fst fuel additive.

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Dirty Gimp

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Dirty Gimp says:

rashton

Nice one fella

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bigredsprint

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bigredsprint says:

another solution

Spray 'Deep Heat' or 'Ralgex' all over the carb bodies. That should get them toasty even on the coldest mornings. Helpful as always ;) BRS

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Dirty Gimp

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Dirty Gimp says:

BRS

I'm glad you put that wink up, i might have believed it

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vulcanrog

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vulcanrog says:

I used to get the same problem

with a VW beetle in Germany, In real cold weather it would start spluttering after a couple of miles, I'd stop & wait about 5 mins restart it & it would be fine the rest of the day. The inlet manifold iced up but I cured it by wrapping it in asbestos tape.

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spider

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spider says:

carb icing

As a temporary cure to this, at the first sign of spluttering & loss of power, simply stop & leave the engine ticking over whilst running a lighter under the carb bowls & inlet manifold. This normally will cure the problem once & for all.

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Dirty Gimp

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Dirty Gimp says:

spider

Cheers fella, i'll see if he wants to try that one. You may read about in the press if he does ha ha.

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