Once again, showing my ignorance. Don''t worry, we won't run out, I have an endless supply! I have the loan of an ultrasonic cleaner with which I intend to clean up the carb on my Atco Standard - it's distinctly grubby and has rust in the bottom of the float bowl which I'm sure can't help it run.
Firstly, what should I use as my cleaning solution? I see that I can buy various commercial concentrates, though that may be overkill for one simple carb, plus either keeping or disposing of several litres of made-up cleaning fluid. Presumably if I use a detergent solution I have to be very careful to make sure that everything is genuinely dry, or I'll be cleaning the rust off again straight away.
Next, how far down should I strip it? Certainly take the bowl off, do I need to remove the needles and the compensating tube in the carb throat? Is it worth doing the fuel pipe as well (this has a braided outer no idea what the inner is)?
Sorry for all the questions!