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.
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.
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.
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...
Wow, thanks for all of the suggestions! I'm reminded of a story a police armorer once told me about a weapons inspection he performed. An officer had lots of whiteish slimey scum in his weapon. When asked if he cleaned it, he said yes - with Cascade in his dish washer! Hmm, Cascade, carbs, dishwasher?
I have been using 50/50 distilled water and Awesome from a dollar store recommended by fasterspider on VJMOG. Set the Ultrasonic to 130 degrees for 1 hour. I like it because it is non-toxic. Is there any other cleaner that is non-toxic and environmentally friendly?
I bought a 73 CL350 recently and noticed the two brass nipples on the carb bowls had been soldered closed. When I took the carbs apart, I found that the tube on the inside of the bowl for both carbs was broken off, so that explains the solder. I'm having trouble getting my float height dialed in...
Can anybody confirm (or refute) that the carburators on the CB360 models are compatible on a CJ360 ?
I found a vendor selling CB360G carburators that look exactly like on a CJ360T (picture wise anyway).
Hi you guys,
Thank you very much for having me. All of you have helped me so much in the past with all the info you’ve posted. Currently I am building a 75 Honda CB 360t well just like most of you I’m having carb problems. So I’m gonna be running pods and aftermarket exhaust so I felt I should...
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows of suppliers for the white tank stripes. Repainting the tank and its going to be too difficult to do the white bits in paint. I contacted a local vinyl shop, and they quoted me $150, which seems really steep!
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Question regarding petcock rebuild. Can it be done without removing tank? I have two spare peacocks and plan to rebuild one of these before removing the existing one. I believe my existing one is leaking since I can't fully run my carbs dry. And the carbs will refill after a period of time...
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