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FREE GUIDE TO ULTRASONIC CLEANING APPLICATIONS

Free Ultrasonic Cleaner Guide

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Improve Yamaha YFZ ATV Performance with an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Racer-friendly ergonomics and padded seats are what set this ATV model apart from the rest. The Yamaha YFZ ATV is compact for riding in tight trails, race courses and in the woods. A very light and powerful 450 class ATV, the YFZ has a high steel frame with fully adjustable suspension. It is best to use this ATV when racing on steep and jagged paths. To maintain their YFZ ATV’s condition, owners make sure that their ATVs are clean, inside and out.

A clean, well-tuned carburetor is a key factor in the performance of your Yamaha YFZ ATV and nothing makes cleaning carburetors faster, safer and easier than an ultrasonic cleaner. Whether you operate a Yamaha YFZ ATV service shop or do it yourself, you’ll be amazed at just how thorough an ultrasonic cleaner can be in removing varnish, grease, oil and other contaminants from one of the most intricate assemblies on your Yamaha YFZ ATV.

Here you will learn:

  • How an Ultrasonic Carburetor Cleaner Works
  • How to Select and Set Up your Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • How to Remove, Clean and Reinstall your Yamaha YFZ ATV carburetor

How Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners Work on your Yamaha YFZ ATV Carburetor

Ultrasonic cleaners from iUltrasonic are used in a wide range of applications to remove virtually any soil or contamination by using the power of cavitation action. This is the term used to describe the implosion of billions of minute bubbles contacting carb parts being cleaned. The bubbles are created by generator-powered ultrasonic transducers bonded to an ultrasonic cleaning tank and typically operate at an ultrasonic frequency of 37 to 42 kHz (37,000 to 42,000 cycles per second).

When the bubbles implode contaminants are quickly and safely blasted away from wetted surfaces without damaging delicate carb parts. So tiny are the bubbles that they penetrate minute cracks, crevices and blind holes impossible to reach by hand scrubbing using conventional parts washers or aerosol sprays. The ultrasonic parts washer will complete the job in less than an hour, meanwhile freeing you up to attend to other tasks. And it will do it in an environmentally friendly manner because the ultrasonic carburetor cleaning formula is a biodegradable concentrate that minimizes disposal problems.

How to Select and Set Up your Yamaha YFZ ATV Ultrasonic Carb Cleaner

Ultrasonic carb cleaners come in a variety of sizes fromtable top ultrasonic cleaners to a floor-mounted industrial ultrasonic cleaning machine, so you can select any size you need. Our most popular 1½ gallon models for cleaning one carburetor at a time are the TOV150-6L and EH150EL. Select a carb ultrasonic cleaner equipped with a heater to improve the ultrasonic carburetor cleaning process.

Whatever the model and size ultrasonic carb cleaner you use there are steps to take before cleaning begins.

  1. Fill the ultrasonic carb cleaner tank to the fill line (or approximately 2/3 full) with ultrasonic cleaner solution diluted per manufacturer’s recommendations.
  2. Turn on the ultrasonic cleaner, set the heater to approximately 70°C, and operate the ultrasound for about 30 minutes to drive off cavitation inhibiting entrained air. Degassing is complete when bubbles stop coming to the surface and must be performed every time the tank is filled with fresh cleaning solution.

How to Remove, Clean and Reinstall your Yamaha YFZ ATV Carburetor

Step 1: Removing the Carburetor

In this specific model, the carb can be accessed from under your Yamaha YFZ ATV.

Firstly, allow the engine to completely cool. There is a metal securing clamp attached with a screw, found on the right side of your Yamaha YFZ ATV carburetor. You will then have to loosen the screw using a screwdriver. After this, the tube found at the right side of the carb can then be pulled off.

Just like the right side, it is now time to loosen the metal securing clamp's screw on the left side of the carburetor. After this, pull off the left tube from the left side of your Yamaha YFZ ATV carb. Once both tubes are pulled out, you should unhook the throttle cable from the ring. This ring can be found at the top of the carburetor. After you do this, you should be able to pull your carb out from the assembly, by tugging gently yet firmly.

You now hold in your hand, your Yamaha YFZ ATV carburetor.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed your Yamaha YFZ carb from your ATV! You may now proceed with the next step.

Step 2: Cleaning the Carburetor

Although you can clean your carburetor without any disassembly you will achieve the most thorough cleaning with partial disassembly to allow the solution into the float chamber. Remember that only surfaces that are wetted by the cleaning solution will be cleaned. Fine mesh baskets can be used to hold very small parts.

Set the thermostat to 70°C. While the solution is heating, place your carburetor parts in the basket taking care that they do not touch each other. Once the operating temperature is reached lower the basket into the cleaning solution and set the timer for 40 minutes. Cleaning time depends on the condition of the carburetor and may have to be adjusted.

At the end of the cycle remove the components from the bath. If they are not clean replace them in the bath until the cleaning is complete. Then rinse them in fresh water to remove all traces of the cleaning solution and allow them to dry.

Safety note: DO NOT reach into an operating ultrasonic bath. Instead remove the basket if you want to inspect or rearrange the parts.

Step 3: Reinstalling the Carburetor

Again, start from under your Yamaha AFZ ATV.

To return your carburetor to the assembly, firstly, push your Yamaha YFZ ATV carb back in its original position before removal. Since this is not yet secure, the next step is to hook the throttle cable back onto the ring. This is found on the top of your carburetor. After doing so, attach the left tube to your Yamaha YFZ ATV carb again. Tighten the metal clamp’s screw on the left side of the carb. Make sure it stays in place so your carburetor does not fall out.

You will have to repeat these same steps for the right side of the carburetor. Put the other tube back in the right side of the carb. Lastly, tighten and secure the metal clamp’s screw, making sure that it will not budge.

Admire the piece of work you just put back together.

Voila! Start the engine, and your Yamaha YFZ ATV should be good to go.

More Operating Tips

In the ultrasonic washing process, oils that rise to the surface of the bath should be skimmed off and disposed of properly. When the solution becomes discolored or cleaning time takes longer it is time to replace it. Drain the tank and dispose of the spent solution according to local regulations. Take the time to remove sludge that settled to the bottom of the tank. Clean the tank using a cleaning process recommended by the manufacturer.

Questions: Contact the iUltrasonic ultrasonic cleaning experts at 973 821-4400

Disclaimer: This advice is not provided by a licensed mechanic. Follow at your own risk. We assume no liability for any damages caused by following the advice in this article.

FREE GUIDE TO ULTRASONIC CLEANING APPLICATIONS

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