A good carburetor cleaning spray is a handy tool for workshop professionals. It makes cleaning this part of the vehicle much more effortless.
What is a Carburetor, and How Does it Work?
The carburetor is a mechanical component used in gasoline engines, whose function is to mix air (sucked in from the outside by suction) and fuel as effectively and efficiently as possible. The part uses the intake vacuum to achieve the supply of the fuel mixture to the engine.
The carburetor's origin dates back to around 1850, coinciding with the Otto cycle engine's total development. But it was over time that it was optimized (in terms of efficiency, calibration, etc.) until its implementation in most gasoline vehicles marketed in the 80s of the twentieth century. One of the vehicles of this era that integrated the carburetor was the 1988 Suzuki Vitara.
In the latest generation of vehicles, the carburetor is no longer installed. A more precise mixture is achieved through electronic control of the injectors' operation. Also, this new system allows greater control over fuel consumption and the expulsion of harmful gases. However, the Spanish car fleet still has many carburetor-equipped vehicles, so the use of carburetor cleaning sprays or a spray carb cleaner is still beneficial.
Carburetors have many industrial applications, as they are also used in motorcycles, chainsaws, lawnmowers, sewing machines, power tillers, etc.
A poorly regulated or dirty carburetor can reduce the vehicle's power, cause small engine explosions when running, unstable idling, jerking, increased fuel consumption, excessive emission of smoke or a strong gasoline odor, etc.
The carburetor is a complex component that requires exact calibration to achieve optimum performance. It is, therefore, essential to ensure proper maintenance of the carburetor parts. The cleaning of the carburetor parts is a methodical process, making it advisable to consult all the manufacturer's documentation to know in detail the components of the carburetor and the possible adjustments. To carry out this cleaning in-depth and with more ease, tools such as the carburetor cleaning spray or a cleaning solution are of great help.
Steps to Clean the Carburetor with Carburetor Cleaning Spray
Fuel quality and weather conditions can negatively influence carburetor operation, causing the mixture not to develop properly.
It is essential to carry out a good cleaning and a correct adjustment of this part, following the previously recommended steps, if a carburetor cleaning spray such as LOCTITE SF 7235 will be used and recommended by the manufacturer. Also, the times stipulated in the maintenance book must always be respected according to the vehicle's conditions of use.
In this way, a remarkable efficiency is achieved in the vehicle's operation in terms of power and fuel economy, thanks to the carburetor's optimal mixing.