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Reed Valve Carbon
I did a carb rebuild on the weekend on my 1987 Aspi. They were really dirty.
When I had the reed valves out I noticed that on only cylinder #3 there was an accumulation of specs of carbon around the reed valve. The valves were in excellent condition so I cleaned them and did not change them. The other valves did not have any of this carbon.
I am concerned that this accumulation of carbon is a sign of something going on in this cylinder only. ie. a leaking valve or something. The carbon was accumulated in the corner away from the valve.

Any one have any ideas or seen this before?
"Life is what happens when you are making other plans"
#1 04-21-2009, 05:01 AM,
Hi Hawk,

When I pulled my carbs out for rebuild it looked like yours, #3 cylinder was much dirtier than the rest.

#2 05-09-2009, 01:19 PM,
Thanks for the comment Westwing, I was beginning to think no one cared.
Nice to know that someone saw the same thing, maybe it is norm for this carbon build up to be there. I have been watching the spark plug for that cylinder and it is the same colour as the other plugs. Just thought I would throw it out there to see if anyone had a suggestion. Regards .
"Life is what happens when you are making other plans"
#3 05-09-2009, 06:17 PM,

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