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TKART magazine Must Have | 6 specific tools and products for cleaning the kart’s engine, recommended by professional mechanics and engine tuners
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Mattia Livraghi
23 December 2023 • 6 min. read

Even at the risk of being repetitive, it is important to reiterate that cleaning your kart and its components is not a practice that concerns only the aesthetic aspect of your vehicle. It is also a fundamental operation to make an analysis of their state of wear and increase the longevity of your vehicle, as well as one of the “secrets” to avoid unpleasant surprises when you go to the track. In this sense, the engine is one of the elements that should receive the maximum amount of attention, as any damage resulting from negligence or excessive dirt could lead to enormous costs. Definitely much more exorbitant than a few dozen euros spent on purchasing a specific product for its cleaning. But what are the products and tools needed to clean an engine? We posed the question to professional mechanics in the field, who provided us with information both on specific products and “universal” tools. 

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Portable tank with electric pump

Yes, we have already suggested it to you in “Must Have | The Tool Kit For Cleaning Karts Properly”, but here it is as if we were going from… a landline to a cell phone. That’s right! Because this tank dedicated to washing components with an electric pump is…Portable! In addition to traditional workshop use, its small size and weight of only five kilograms allows for easy transport and use anywhere, including – of course – on the track. In fact, the “active ingredient” is always a tank-specific solvent, which can be applied in two ways: “by brush” or “by immersion”. In the first situation, the part is placed on top of the tank and then washed manually using a brush with a continuous high powered jet flow of pressurized cleaning fluid onto the components which are cleaned through the movement of the brush bristles and the degreasing action of the solvent. With the second method, instead, the components are simply placed inside the tank, which has a capacity of nine liters, and is filled with the cleaning fluid. This operation is autonomous as the fluid is kept in circulation by the immersion pump provided. Regardless of the method used, different detergents must not be mixed inside the tank.

Indicative price

About 189 euro

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