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    cleaning engine bay....

    i got an electric power washer and some simple green.

    what else do i need to cover besides the alternator and battery?

    now should i spray the simple green on first and let it soak in and then spray?




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    honestly you don't need to cover anything, but if you are feeling cavalier cover alt, ignition coil, maf connections and try not to spray in the air box.

    I have found the easiest clean was using "greased lightening" spray on....allow to sit to break down grease and grime, then simple hose off



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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    I just spray on gunk and do it all by hand.




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    better cover the ignition control modules! They dont like water, ESPECIALLY high pressure water




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    purple power. spray it on, turn the truck on and rinse everything off really good. dont shoot water directly down on the engine..water sits around my plugs and works its way into the cylinders and it makes for a ***** till the water works out. keep the pressure washer a good distance away from all wiring..from everything actually.

    after your done and its dry, go buy a can or 2 of wd40 and spray everything down. gives it a good shine for cheap



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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    spray it down with gasoline or lighter fluid, turn on the engine and let it burn off




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobydoo View Post
    spray it down with gasoline or lighter fluid, turn on the engine and let it burn off



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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    My process at the detail shop I work at is soakin it down with an all purpose cleaner, let it sit, and pressure wash off, keep around 15-20" of distance with the washer tho. Try not to directly spray the alt with cleaner especially. I spray a dressing on it while its still wet.




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    You don't have to cover up anything. Just get a can of engine degreaser at Auto Zone. Some you do it when the motor is hot and some you do it when it's cold, do whatever it says. Spray it on, scub the bad areas, let sit on there for awhile and then take a hose to wash it off.




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    Quote Originally Posted by billabongcr View Post
    purple power. spray it on, turn the truck on and rinse everything off really good. dont shoot water directly down on the engine..water sits around my plugs and works its way into the cylinders and it makes for a ***** till the water works out. keep the pressure washer a good distance away from all wiring..from everything actually.

    after your done and its dry, go buy a can or 2 of wd40 and spray everything down. gives it a good shine for cheap
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    Where to begin... I'll start by saying, YOU'RE ****ING RETARDED. First off, the water isn't getting into the cylinders, it's saturating the spark plug boots. You need new plugs and wires. If it IS getting into the cylinders, then your dumb *** didn't use di-electric grease or torque your plugs properly. Wrist tight plus and 1/8 - 1/4 turn. And chances are, if you go to pull one off, the contact is going to snap off and stick to the spark plug. And secondly, WD40 is a cleaner, not a lubricant. Cleaners evaporate and remove residue as they do so. WD-40 will also cause cracking and whitening in plastics, not to mention IT'S FLAMMABLE.
    Hand cleaning the engine is the only proper way to do it.




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobahnuser18 View Post
    I just spray on gunk and do it all by hand.
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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    a can of coke does just fine.






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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    Coke can be used to clean corroded parts, like battery terminals. Diet coke works even better. I wouldn't use it to clean the parts that are just greasy.




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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferendon View Post
    Coke can be used to clean corroded parts, like battery terminals. Diet coke works even better. I wouldn't use it to clean the parts that are just greasy.
    we used it all the time when i was a kid to clean all the farm equipment. it's more cost effective than the best substance to use. but it works pretty well.






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    Re: cleaning engine bay....

    if u really want to learn how to clean a car properly i read a 363 page article on autopia-carcare.com by one of the most renound professional cleaners who does car's before car shows inside and out, engine and undercarriage.

    Read it. learn about products, steps in the order in which you should clean, and a **** load of other stuff about using the right stuff in the right places.

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