Carb Cleaner ~ = Brake Clean. Beware ...

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Carb Cleaner ~ = Brake Clean. Beware ...

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Last week I was doing some work on a MTB fork and got a whiff of the carb cleaner I was using. (I wanted to clean off the legs but leave a lubricating residue.) Smelled like brake clean. Sometime in the past few years Carburetor & Choke Cleaner has changed formulations and is now very close to Brake Clean. I wouldn't use either on rubber parts (or in a carb with the possibility of rubber parts).

New 3 on left, NOS on right.
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OReilly Carb Clean vs OReilly Brake Clean:
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Gumout: New vs. Old. The old had petroleum distillates that left behind a thin lubricating layer. That is no more.
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Safiri Mike
Current: 01 F650-GSDakar-RWB; 02 EXC-453 (orig. MXC 400); 05 EXC-450 ; 13 CRF-250L; 17 CRF-125FB; 06 KLX-110 (132); 02 TTR-125L
Gone and missed (but no regrets): 01 LC4E-400-Grey
Gone and not missed: 73 AT3, 85 K100RS

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