Can carb cleaner be used as starting fluid? | Starting Fluid Alternatives

Mar 03, 2022

Can Carb Cleaner Be Used As A Starting Fluid?

In simple terms YES it can be used as starting fluid or used on the throttle body.

Although there is a specific engine starting spray if the situation arises where you may be desperate a Carby Cleaner can be used.

It is important to note the spray nozzle and ingredients are different from the two products so where preferable use specific engine starting spray.

Carb Cleaner is an extremely strong cleaning agent designed to clean gunk from carbys and throttle body’s. Along with the powerful cleaning agent it is extremely high in pressure, the main reason for this is to clean dirty and blocked jets.

When using to assist with the starting of an engine be mindful of how much product is expelled into the air intake as the pressure in the can is very high and could indeed cause flooding.

Starting Fluid Substitutes

As discussed you can use carby (carburetor) spray as an alternative to starting fluid. We do recommend specific engine starting spray when available as the pressure is lower and the nozzle on the can creates more of a mist. However, in the odd circumstance where this may not be available Carb Cleaner can assist with the starting of an engine.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

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