Carburettor cleaning fluid – how to mix it in the correct ratio.

Ultrasonic Carburettor cleaning fluid – how to mix it in the correct ratio using a coffee mug


OK, it might sound a little simple to suggest how to calculate the correct amount of ultrasonic carburettor cleaning fluid to mix with water, but it’s an important aspect of the ultrasonic cleaning process and worth a few lines explaining it.

The cleaning fluid is mixed in a ratio of 10:1. That means for every ten parts of water, you need to add 1 part of fluid. Applying that theory into the real world we need to know how many glugs of fluid to add to an ultrasonic tank and that of course will vary with the tank size.

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Let’s look at a 3 litre size of ultrasonic cleaner as an example

3 litre = 3,000ml. Mixing the fluid at 10:1 means that you need 300ml of cleaning fluid. And the easiest way to measure 300ml is you use a normal coffee or tea mug. A coffee mug holds 300ml. Perfect! Add one full mug of carburettor cleaning fluid to your 3Ltr ultrasonic cleaner and then fill the tank with water up to the fill line which is about 20mm from the top of the tank. Done. Simple as that.

NOTE: Don’t fill the tank to the very top because when you put your carburettor in the fluid, the displacement (over-spill) will run all over your worktop.

6 litre ultrasonic tank

6 litre = 6,000ml. Mixing the fluid at 10:1 means that you need 600ml of cleaning fluid. A coffee mug holds 300ml. Add 2 x mug of carburettor cleaning fluid to your 6Ltr ultrasonic cleaner and then fill the tank with water upto the fill line which is about 20mm from the top of the tank.

9 litre ultrasonic tank

9 litre = 9,000ml. Mixing the fluid at 10:1 means that you need 900ml of cleaning fluid. A coffee mug holds 300ml. Add 3 x mug of carburettor cleaning fluid to your 9Ltr ultrasonic cleaner and then fill the tank with water upto the fill line which is about 20mm from the top of the tank.

13 litre ultrasonic tank

13 litre = 13,000ml. Mixing the fluid at 10:1 means that you need 1300ml of cleaning fluid. A coffee mug holds 300ml. Add 4.5 x mug of carburettor cleaning fluid to your 13Ltr ultrasonic cleaner and then fill the tank with water upto the fill line which is about 20mm from the top of the tank.

20 litre ultrasonic tank

20 litre = 20,000ml. Mixing the fluid at 10:1 means that you need 2000ml of cleaning fluid. A coffee mug holds 300ml. Add 6.5 x mug of carburettor cleaning fluid to your 20Ltr ultrasonic cleaner and then fill the tank with water upto the fill line which is about 20mm from the top of the tank.

Its not vital that the mix is accurate and if you have a heavily soiled carb, you might want to add an extra half a mug of cleaning fluid to a smaller ultrasonic cleaner (3 & 6 litre) and another couple of mugs full to a 20 litre machine.

And finally, the obligatory health and safety note. As much as I love the fluids that we sell, I wouldn’t want to digest it. If you intend to drink from the coffee mug used for  measuring, wash it first.  🙂

 


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