Yamalube Carb Dip in an Ultrasonic Cleaner


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rkmason
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Yamalube Carb Dip in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby rkmason » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:21 am



FYI, I'm in-process rebuilding a set of '81 GW carbs. Just ran the 1st two carb bodies and their small parts thru an ultrasonic cleaner using Yamalube Carb Dip in the recommended 2 parts water-to-1 part cleaner solution. The combination of Yamalube cleaner and ultrasonic action seems to be pretty effective with one gotcha; the ultrasonic cleaner plastic tub surround and tub cover are getting very damaged by the Yamalube cleaner. The ultrasonic cleaner is still 100% functional; the tub is stainless so it's unaffected. The clear plastic window in the tub cover is now completely opaque, and there is lesser damage to the tub surround and the face of the contol panel.

The cleaner I'm using is Harbor Freight item #95563 Digital Ultrsonic Cleaner. I was using it mostly with the tub heater on which probably made the plastic damage worse. The tub cover is removable so I'd recommend you just leave it off if you're using it with Yamalube.

Thought you all might want to know this....



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Re: Yamalube Carb Dip in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby thrasherg » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:48 pm

the other technique is to put your parts and the cleaner in a ziplock bag, then fill the ultrasonic cleaner with water and put the zip lock bag into the water, this way you use less cleaner and the vapors cannot escape from the ziplock bag so the window does not get damaged!!

Gary

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Re: Yamalube Carb Dip in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby rkmason » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:55 am

thrasherg wrote:the other technique is to put your parts and the cleaner in a ziplock bag, then fill the ultrasonic cleaner with water and put the zip lock bag into the water, this way you use less cleaner and the vapors cannot escape from the ziplock bag so the window does not get damaged!!

Gary


Interesting idea; had not thought of that. Not sure if the ziplock bag would survive running the cleaner with the heater on though. It gets hot enough that you can't leave your hands in there for more than a second at a time.

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Re: Yamalube Carb Dip in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:50 am

I usually use Simple Green and water in my Ultrasonic cleaner.
It works really well - then a clear water rinse of the cleaned parts.
Brass carb parts I drop I the carb dip for several hours (overnight) and then Ultrasonic them.
I have done 8 carb rebuilds over the past 3 years and they all came out great including a GL1100 last year.
CX500 carbs, GS650 & GS850 carbs ; Honda Magna V carbs ; ...all similar and all cleanable in Simple Green and water.
Just my experience :geek:


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