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brian



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Ultrasonic cleaner Reply with quote

Gents,

Does anybody have an ultrasonic cleaner for cleaning parts? Im thinking of buying one to clean carburettors etc. Just wondering if theres bad ones and good ones?

Also... what kind of cleaning fluid do you use in them (eg. for carbs)?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one

Useful but takes time. The liquid we have came from the jewellery quarter in Birmingham

Most small ones will on fit a single carb. Hence having to split a bank down.

All the best

Katy
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we use this in a larger tank that can accomodate heads, banks of carbs, etc.........not cheap though

http://www.bioclean.co.uk/815GD-NF.htm
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admin wrote:
I have one

Useful but takes time. The liquid we have came from the jewellery quarter in Birmingham

Most small ones will on fit a single carb. Hence having to split a bank down.

All the best

Katy


Cool thanks. Im thinking about getting a 30L tank so a bank of 4 carbs can be in. Ive split a rack of 4 FCRs before but prefer not to.
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stockcar wrote:
we use this in a larger tank that can accomodate heads, banks of carbs, etc.........not cheap though

http://www.bioclean.co.uk/815GD-NF.htm


Thanks for the reply.

I dont normally buy cheap shit, but I think I might buy one of the Chinese 30L units on eBay. Ill most probably only use it once a year, so if I get 10 uses out of it Im doing ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look at the ones in Supercheap auto but they were garbage chinese items that I reckon would be hard pressed to do anything. So I've stuck with my trusty cans of carb cleaner and degreaser for now........
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Ultrasonic cleaner Reply with quote

I've got a Chinese one that will take a bank of 4 carbs and it does a fine job. Ideally, you want a compressor aswell, so that you can blow out any residual liquid. For most purposes water will do as it is the cavitation that lifts the muck off, rather than the use of a solvent.
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a jewellery cleaner so I can clean the jets and brass bits ... good for 20
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chinese ones from Harbor Freight over here in the USA are ok for $100. I would change the hoses to fluid quality hose (Gates transmission cooler type) and have a spare pump in case the other leaks but they work great and used 15 gallon (60 liter) empty drums to hold the fluid and act like a stand are only $15 or so.

The newer style have hinged metal covers, SS drains, LED lights and the connected fluid applicator brush and hoses/nozzles.

At least spare parts are easily available, unlike our manufacturer... Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also add an external spin on filter.

Ooh. I sense a project coming on... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up buying one of these....


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2bims



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want some deep fried chips now Brian....and some Onion Rings...damn you....and I'm on a diet
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Brian. Pay attention to the 'Admonition'. Did that come from Google translate?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
I want some deep fried chips now Brian....and some Onion Rings...damn you....and I'm on a diet


A chip butty would have to be allowed in your diet wouldnt it Steve?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud977 wrote:
Looks good Brian. Pay attention to the 'Admonition'. Did that come from Google translate?


I hope I dont need to read the instruction booklet Lech Shocked
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