Cleaning Carburetors - Case Study

Customers Criteria: To remove general contamination of Carburetors.
Component: Aluminium Carburetors
Material: Aluminium
Contamination prior to cleaning: Burnt on soot, oil & Carbon
Total number off: 4
Number off per run: 1

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Agent Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet MI80 Ultrasonic Cleaner Roadastel 30 60°C 10%
Kemet MI80 Ultrasonic Cleaner Deionised Water 40°C 100%

Process for cleaning aluminium Carburetors:

Each part was individually processed in the ultrasonic wash tank using Roadastel 30 (Which is a low acidic, not classed as hazardous). After a cycle of 10 minutes the part is removed and placed into the rinse tank to neutralise. All parts where dried manually.

% Satisfactorily Cleaned: 90%.
Etched effect: None

Before cleaning aluminum carburetor

Before cleaning aluminium Carburetors

After cleaning aluminum carburetor

After cleaning aluminium Carburetors

Cleaning Carb Housing - Case Study

Customers Criteria: To remove fuel residue and corrosion. To brighten the base metal.
Component: Carb housing
Material: Aluminium
Contamination prior to cleaning: Fuel residue, corrosion, general dirt
Total number off: 1
Number off per run: 1

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Agent Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner Helit Plus 50°C 5%
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner Galvex 17.30 50°C 5%
Kemet MI 40 Rinse Tank Deionised water/1%ACA 50°C 99%

Process for cleaning carb housing:

The carb housing was placed into the Kemet 12 and had a cycle of 20 minutes. Immediately after, was removed and placed into the MI 40 rinse tank manually dunked several times to ensure a through clean. The carb was manually dried with an air supply. This process was repeated for each cleaning fluid.

% Satisfactorily Cleaned: 80%.
Etched effect: None

Results: The Helit plus had removed all the surface dirt/muck and had brought a shine back to the carb. The corrosion inside the housing is still there. The Galvex 17:30 has dulled some of the shine produced by the Helit, but it has removed some of the corrosion.

Before cleaning carb housing

Before cleaning carb housing

Before cleaning aluminium carb housing

After cleaning carb housing

After cleaning carb housing

After cleaning aluminium carb housing