DIY Fuel Injector Cleaning All the Better with an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Ultrasonic Cleaners make short shrift of Fuel Injectors

Ultrasonic Cleaners make short shrift of Fuel Injectors

For the car enthusiasts here is a great set of instructions for cleaning your fuel injectors.  A word of caution though: Don’t attempt this if you do not have the ‘mechanical know-how’ to handle such a task.  That’s straight from the author.  You need to have both the aptitude and patience to deal with a device like this.  There are powerful forces acting on delicate surfaces with critical tolerances.  A little bit too much force and you can ruin the injector if you are not careful.

Of course, what we like about the fuel injector cleaning, the use of the ultrasonic cleaner.  The only quibble I would have with the cleaning process is the overnight soaking in the carb cleaner.  What we’d like to know is what would happen if you skipped the overnight soaking altogether? Would it be less clean? We seriously doubt it.  Once of the biggest advantage with ultrasonic cleaning is the elimination of the pre-soaking step. This has been documented many times over and as recently as today.

If you are a DIYer and are willing to skip the pre-soaking step do let us know the results in the comments.  Or even better yet, shoot a video and send it to us.  We’ll feature you right here on our blog.  Based on principle alone we can pretty confidently say that it will clean just as well.

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About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More