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PostSubject: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2012, 3:51 am

What does anyone use to clean their engine bay? I wasn't for sure if there was something specific that everyone prefered to use to clean their engine bay... Or if you guys just powerwashed it...Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2012, 7:49 am

Simple Green works well just don't get it on aluminum parts. I'm no detailing expert others will chime in but I use the sprayer at a car wash on the low setting don't want to force water into any place it shouldn't be!
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2012, 10:53 am

Wet the motor down to remove and loose dirt, spray it down with simple green. Let it sit a few minutes and clean it off with the hose. Don't let the simple green dry!! After clean the areas that still have dirt with simple green and a rag. After that I blow all the water off with my compressor and towel dry. I wouldn't do it in this weather though, unless you are putting it in a heated garage for a couple of days.
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2012, 10:54 am

Also don't use simple green at full strength, dilute with water 60/40 with the 60% being simple green.
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2012, 12:07 pm

Another tip if you've got a nasty engine bay is to use a paint brush to work and loosen the gunk once you wet it down with simple green.

That works well to get into crevices that a rag won't really get into.
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2012, 9:23 pm

i could be wrong but i think you do not want to power wash. Just use a hose or a hose w/nozzle that has a shower setting.
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2012, 10:29 pm

X2 dont power wash
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PostSubject: Re: To clean the engine bay?   To clean the engine bay? I_icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2012, 8:43 am

It's really no big deal man as long as you don't spray directly on the electronic components. Some products I use are Adams Polishes General Purpose Cleaner or Black Magic 2 in 1 Engine Cleaner with a Boars hair brush. If you do it yourself you will save yourself some money.
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