Steps Carburetor Carburetor The carburetor as you know is a component that functions to mix air and fuel to be detonated in the combustion chamber. In simple terms, the carburetor is an important component for the mechanical heart. Given the importance of the function of the carburetor in motorized vehicles, it is only natural that it should be given regular maintenance. One of them is cleaning the carburetor regularly. Maintenance is fairly easy without having to visit a repair shop, alias can be done at home.
The following 3 Steps Carburetor Carburetor
1. Remove and clean the carburetor filter
The first way that can be done to clean is to remove the carburetor filter attached to the mouth of the carburetor. After these components are released, clean the carburetor filter by spraying cleaning fluid. Then dry the carburetor filter before installing it.
This is important to do in order to avoid water entering or sticking to the carburetor, so that combustion will be disrupted due to the presence of a water mixture. If there is still water, later the machine will cause signs of crackling, which of course will interfere with driving comfort.
Apart from spraying it with high pressure air, you can also clean the carburetor filter using a brush to help remove the adhering crust. But first make sure to remove all the attached screws so that the cleaning process runs smoothly. You also have to avoid brush hairs getting caught in the bolts. Then you can spray carburetor cleaning fluid which is widely sold. Especially to reach areas that are difficult to pass by the brush.
2. Clean the carburetor nozzle and other components
Another way you can clean the carburetor is to remove dirt from the nozzle. But especially for this component, you have to be extra careful. If the diameter of the nozzle is wrong, it can change (bend, erode and break), causing the engine to be difficult to start or even not to start.
The best step you can take is to sand the component with fine sandpaper. Avoid using sandpaper with a rough surface, because it can easily erode the surface of the nozzle causing the diameter to change. No less important, clean all the elements in the carburetor. The trick is to open the carburetor by removing all the fastening bolts, including the carburetor lid, choke valve, and the gas valve. Use a suitable screwdriver or wrench.
Remove the carburetor bowl, float and needle, main jet and other small components. It’s just that you have to be careful and thorough because the components are relatively small plus there are some vulnerable protective rubbers. After the carburetor components are removed, place them in a container filled with cleaning fluid. You can clean the rest of the components by wiping with a soft brush.
3. Pay attention to how to reinstall the carburetor components
Before installing the carburetor components, first adjust the fuel float height using a vernier caliper or stigmat. After that, reassemble all the carburetor elements that were removed and cleaned earlier, then reassemble them into the engine. You have to readjust the carburetor. The method is quite simple. Set idling conditions when the engine is running. Further turn the stationary screw until the engine idle speed.
After that, set the wind screw, by closing it first in an anti-clockwise direction. Then open it again by rotating it clockwise until the engine is in high rotation. Finally, do the wind screw adjustment again until it really gets a sluggish condition according to the motor manufacturer’s recommendations or individual wishes as needed. This is also one of the advantages of the carburetor. Easy to set based on the preferences of the motorbike owner.