Theoretical question about air flow...

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Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by Krooser » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:25 pm

Okay... I was visiting my old friend Al who does excellent carb work... he couldn't answer this so you guys have a shot...

If I spread Vick's VapoRub all over my air filter will my engine breathe better?

Alcohol was NOT involved...
Last place in the B-main is better than anyplace in the grandstands...

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by superpursuit » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Only if it has the sniffles. LoL. :D :lol:

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by lefty o » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:24 am

the tail pipe will burn your nose!

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by Tuner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:34 am

Are you troubled with post-nozzle drip? If you have occasional combustion reflux perhaps a dab of Vics and advancing the timing a bit would help.

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by Circlotron » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:58 am

The petroleum jelly portion might upset the AFR.

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by user-23911 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 am

If it's a paper filter, it'll probably give a bit of restriction until it pretty much all gets sucked into the engine, then it'll burn and the filter won't be quite so restrictive.


Who's going to give it a go?

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by levisnteeshirt » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:00 pm

Perhaps to seal the filter to the base of the air cleaner , bacteria often hides in these areas and promotes infection

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by David Redszus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:10 pm

levisnteeshirt wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Perhaps to seal the filter to the base of the air cleaner , bacteria often hides in these areas and promotes infection

Do you mean fuel infection or direct infection?

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by levisnteeshirt » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:19 pm

Can be either , reversion can drive fuel to these areas and accelerate the spread of infection

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Re: Theoretical question about air flow...

Post by cgarb » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:50 pm

If the Vicks backs everything up, just give it 2 suppositories up the tailpipes...lol. That will clean it out.

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