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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Smokin\' John Deere

    What do you suppose the dried rice added to the mix? Unless I am missing something, dried rice + water + heat = wet rice, soft and mushy.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Smokin\' John Deere

    Rice!? In the carb?!!? Surely not!!??

    How could all that goop get past the needle and seat?

    I just don't see how that could work at all. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Smokin\' John Deere

    Fishman,

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( How could all that goop get past the needle and seat? )</font>

    You don't put the water through the fuel system. You put it in the air intake as you would an upper cylinder lubricant.

    This is the first that I have heard of using rice along with the water. I suspect that the rice acts as a mild abrasive cleaner. Its probably hard enough to shatter carbon deposits when it hits them at air intake speed but much softer than metal.

    This is pretty much Model T Ford technology. Not sure what it do to the oxygen sensor or catalytic converter in todays cars.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Smokin\' John Deere

    That's right, about dumping down the carb vents. By the way, I also heard that crushed walnut shells do as well. (Besides using them for 'sandblasting'.) I, too, suspect that it's acting as a sandblasting/chipping agent. Sure is a rough way to cook a meal, th [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]ough!

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Smokin\' John Deere

    OK that makes sense now. I guess I was just having a senior moment. Still sounds a little strange though.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Smokin\' John Deere

    Hi Tim,
    I don't know by your post, what engine is in your tractor.I recently I had a two cylinder B&amp;S that smoked real bad. I found out it was a blown head gasket on one cylinder.It was blown between the oil galley and the cylinder bore. This may be your problem or it may be just a tired engine that needs to be overhauled.
    Gugy

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