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    What should I use in the tank for my SL350 carbs? I can think of so many things, most of which should probably not be used
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksquared View Post
    What should I use in the tank for my SL350 carbs? I can think of so many things, most of which should probably not be used
    I didn't use an ultrasonic bath, but got one of the gallon dip cans of Berryman Carb cleaner. Came our sparking after 15 min. You definitely need to strip it down first though.
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    I used Simple Green... the purple one. Gave everything a spray and wipe with carb cleaner afterward to make sure there was no residue.
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    I'm curious why no one seems to use the green simple green in the ultrasonic? I have only used the purple and I'm not sure why.
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    Green will kill a set of carbs. Ask me how I know!
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    The only thing that should be used in an ultrasonic cleaner is hot water and Dawn dish soap. And DO NOT put anodized/plated steel parts into one. It will remove the anodizing and the steel will rust. I went back to using carb dip.
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    Like what Tools said, but I use deionized water. PH is important, Simple Green is on the base side of neutral. This will make the solution caustic and dissolve metal. Tap water can be caustic to. Deionized water and Dawn dish soap will not hurt any material or coating. Hot water works best.
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    I've used Berrymans in my ultrasonic for years and through many carbs. It will, like detergents, stain the alloy if left in over night sometimes. I usually run the ultrasonic 30 min at a time, take parts out to inspect, rinse, brush and blow off with air and repeat if needed. The ultrasonic wasn't needed until I started having so much trouble with todays swill for fuel. The tinyest passages and blind areas and the worst blend of gel-scale-corrosion I've ever seen will benefit from the ultrasonic. One thing for sure it won't hurt your parts, only the solution used will do that. Oh, if your machine has heat I would leave it off for starters, it seems to accelerate dark staining on alloy parts.
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    BTW... the dark staining on parts from cleaners can be brushed and rinsed off but it's a real pain if you want the carb to look nice and new. The water based detergents seem to be worst offenders for me, prob the phosphates. I have zinc shot blasted parts afterwards if I forgot and left parts in too long. But the extra cleaning is busy work and I despise busy work...
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    I just used water and a small amount of dish detergent on these (in addition to paint remover and some new top covers... .

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