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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:26 pm 
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I’ve seen a 30l cleaning tank up for sale, and know nothing about them. Are they only good for carbs and other delicate stuff, or could you put a head and barrel in there and expect it to remove carbon, paint and other baked on gunge completely?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:02 pm 
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I’ve seen a 30l cleaning tank up for sale, and know nothing about them. Are they only good for carbs and other delicate stuff, or could you put a head and barrel in there and expect it to remove carbon, paint and other baked on gunge completely?


I used one at work to clean the gummed-up carbs on my XL600R and it worked a treat. Not sure if it would remove carbon from a head (it might) but I don’t imagine it would remove paint.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:24 pm 
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You clean it as best as possible and then find loads of fine stuff left behind


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The offending particles need to be soluble in the solution you're using to clean with. You'll have to sand or blast off anything else, like carbon buildup.

I have a small cleaner still from my days of drafting with Kohinoor technical pens back in the 80s. Good for cleaning those .13 and .18 mm tips then. Now, it's good for fitting a FCR float bowl and jets inside. Too small to put the whole carb in though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:52 pm 
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TOPGUMM wrote:
You clean it as best as possible and then find loads of fine stuff left behind

Nice size unit. Wife is probably happy you don't use the dishwasher anymore.

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x1glider wrote:
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You clean it as best as possible and then find loads of fine stuff left behind

Nice size unit. Wife is probably happy you don't use the dishwasher anymore.

Never fitted a dishwasher in a kitchen of mine Bob. Hate the things.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:44 pm 
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TOPGUMM wrote:
x1glider wrote:
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You clean it as best as possible and then find loads of fine stuff left behind

Nice size unit. Wife is probably happy you don't use the dishwasher anymore.

Never fitted a dishwasher in a kitchen of mine Bob. Hate the things.

Really? Never once had the missus while she was bent over the sink? ;)

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Not my missus , no :P :P


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:45 pm 
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Thanks :yup: I now know 100% more about these cleaners than I did yesterday lOl

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got one that I have used for cleaning radio controlled model IC engines
works well even on the carbon , BUT this is nitromethane with synthetic two stroke oil base fuel deposits.
I use deionised water with a small amount of degreaser ( ebay )

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I've got a 3 ltr one and it works fantastic for cleaning single carbs , a larger one would be ideal for cleaning banks of carbs though as you could fit them in complete. Amazingly fascinating to watch all the dirt and grime appearing from the jets and orificies

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I find looking at orifices fascinating too :o lOl

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