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Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:14 am

Using my 30 lt Ultrasonic Cleaner for the first time in anger. It's a beauty, It is large enough to clean all engine components including crankcases. Here's Jason's ZX9R cases being cleaned, and a sump that has been through. The cases are cleaned in two haves obviously :thumbup:

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby tabond » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:54 am

That's definitely on my "need one" tools list.
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:09 am

The best thing is no elbow grease required, and no chemicals, Just water and dishwashing detergent. Dry out parts in the oven afterwards at low heat. And then CRC.

I heat the water to about 50 degrees C, and do bursts of 5 minutes so the transducers are not stressed (over heat). Probably 30 minutes on the crankcase turning as we go. Even the corrosion comes off!

I'll do some before and after photo's on the lower cases.

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby davemfox2 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:22 pm

They're great aren't they! I've got a 10 litre one.

Interesting comment about your washing fluid. I spray the parts with SDoc and leave to soak for a while then add in a capful of heavy aluminium engine degreaser, and then leave them to do the business for 20 minute runs at about 50 to 60 deg C.

I've heard others using the normal fairy liquid washing up soap, so I'll give that a go next time I've got some parts to clean.

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:35 am

Yes they are! Here's a comparison the upper crankcase washed, and the lower unwashed. They were obviously in the same state.

I use a dishwashing liquid called earth first. It's cheap and know to have an alkaline PH. I put a fair bit into mine. Otherwise I would use truck wash. Anything alkaline is fine. Plain water will clean as well, due to the fact it is cavitation within the liquid that does the cleaning. I just figure it can't hurt to chuck some soap in. :roll:

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby tabond » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:19 am

:clap:

Awesome!
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:16 am

Here is the lower after cleaning... You can tell I'm happy about this addition to the shed :thumbup: And only 400 au or so pesos! I can promise you that no scrubbing was involved. The fact that corrosion is actually mitigated is outstanding!

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:26 am

I'll start an off topic post on Jason's ZX9 race engine instal into his ex-works M1. I'm having fun with the build, hopefully we will be ready for Jason to contest the Vic titles :crazy:

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby sickle44 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:37 am

Why are you putting a kawi engine in an M1?
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:31 pm

Michael, it's a 1994 Kawasaki ZX7RR M1, Homologation special. Ex-works Superbike.

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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby sickle44 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:07 pm

that makes a bit more sense,

What year is the ZX9 motor? Just interested as it took yamaha until it's first R1 iteration to put the cam sprockets on the end of the cams.
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Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Postby spook » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:06 pm

Motor is a ZX9R B1 1994, ZX7RR M1 is 94 also. :thumbup:


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