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Old 07 August 2013, 19:26   #1
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Ultrasonic Cleaners?

Has anyone got any experience with cleaning carbs etc using this method?

And are these DIY Ultrasonic Baths worth the investment?

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Old 07 August 2013, 23:22   #2
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My boat partner has a similar one and it works very well. He uses a special solution in it that I think is formulated to clean scuba diving air regulators.
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Have a similar one in my garage , use it for carbs engine bits and a weird variety of ods n sods ,
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Has anyone got any experience with cleaning carbs etc using this method?

And are these DIY Ultrasonic Baths worth the investment?

0.4G 2L 50W Professional Digital Stainless Ultrasonic Cleaner Bath with Heater | eBay
I've used a really small but pretty effective one from Aldi. Sold for cleaning jewellery, at 20, it won't fully cover big carb bodies but works well on jets and whatever will fit. Water with a drop of detergent /de_ioniser solution (pressure washer solution) works.
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Old 08 August 2013, 03:02   #5
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So you just strip the carb and drop all the bits in? Will it get rid of all the dirt and gum or is there any other cleaning involved?
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Old 08 August 2013, 03:10   #6
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That looks bigger than mine, but make sure you check the size of the basket/tray as this will be the limiting size and will probably be much smaller than the 2l capacity.

I bought mine for technical pens to get the ink off after a period of non use and they work brilliantly. Don't use it much now with CAD replacing pens 99% of the time but when I do use it, ink is normally well dried on.
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I used to use one when I worked,It had a special solution mixed with water, I set the temprature at sixty degrees, to operate for twenty mins BUT dont leave parts in to soak as they would start to desolve, and use air pressure to blow all the orifies dry when it bits are still hot
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Old 08 August 2013, 03:51   #8
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Do you need to take it all apart or just open it up and leave the jets in?
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I've got one of these I bought it for cleaning diving gear. A teaspoon of citric acid powder & a squeeze of fairy works wonders. Don't be put off by the price, if you phone them direct they have "Cosmetically" damaged models for joe public, I bought one for about 200 quid, & I've had it about 7 years & it's been a godsend & saved me a fortune in diving gear servicing. We use it for allsorts of other cleaning tasks too.
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whisper yes you have to strip the carb/s all I used to leave in was the throttle and choke shafts and butterflys, every thing else apart from any plastic/nylon bits went into the basket, I used to put all the small parts into the float bowl.
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