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Ultrasonic Cleaner For Carbs?

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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 05:49 AM

I've heard a few times of Ultrasonic cleaners being used to

clean a carb? Anyone here doing it that way? Good results?

What unit are you using?

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 06:17 AM

Harbour Freight unit - Dawn Soap.
Any rubber parts will swell up and become unusable !
Works great.
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Posted May 13, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Mine is not harbor freight, but the results are the same. Good deal, Will. I have used them for years cleaning valves for compressors.

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 06:50 AM

We use them in the lab for cleaning small parts. Don't put a solvent directly in the cleaner though, you could end up with an exposion or fire. We user water in the sonic bath, put the part to be cleaned and an appropriate solvent in a beaker, which goes in the bath. This is safer and still works. Keep in mind that we use a fume hood to do this, so any aerosols created by the agitation don't build up. A green degreaser may work. I've never tried to clean a carb that way.

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 10:43 AM

I love mine.  I boil the water first, then dump it into the tank.  It's faster than waiting for the heater in the ultrasonic cleaner to heat it up.  I use the hot water in conjunction with a detergent, same as Arti.  Works great, and no chemicals.  I think mine is a Prosonic or something.  I'll have to look it up when I get home.  It came highly recommended from a small engine mechanic/collector friend of mine who also swears by it.

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 12:50 AM

My small engine shop uses simple green

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