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Old Yesterday, 11:10 AM   #1
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Detailing engine bay?

What's your method? Mmi don't have an engine cover and not sure what's best way to spray out and clean up a little?
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there are several videos on youtube about it. The way that I find most people doing is using a pressure washer (cover fuse box and other electrical components), or if you want to do it right use water and a special nozzle that allows you to mist your engine bay. Wipe it down and then go over it all with a rag and degreaser, then go back to water and wipe down whatever is left over. You will fall in love again with it.
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I don't drive my car all that much, 2 years and its still nearly like it rolled off the assembly line.
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My car is 5 years old and still looks show room new, not a DD so I only have to dust off the engine bay with a brush. With other cars I use Simply Green and hose off, becareful of electrical parts, you can put a plastic bag over them to make sure they dont get wet.
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I spray liberal amounts of Formula 409... let it sit 5-10 minutes... power wash lightly (I use power wash simply because it uses less water, not for power)... towel dry. I don't spray any electrical stuff.

make sure your engine is cold... don't want to crack heads or anything. But when done, start up engine and let it warm up so it can burn off any extra water.
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So she just sprays willie nillie, with no concern for the alternator or anything. I know I would need to cover or avoid my exposed air filter, but what about other parts?

Can I really just spray like that? Am I over concerned with over spray of water on to these electrical parts? I have never cleaned my engine bay for this reason.
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So she just sprays willie nillie, with no concern for the alternator or anything. I know I would need to cover or avoid my exposed air filter, but what about other parts?

Can I really just spray like that? Am I over concerned with over spray of water on to these electrical parts? I have never cleaned my engine bay for this reason.
Follow her procedure and you'll be fine.
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Spray engine bay with simple green and use paint brushes to brush move around all the dirt, then pressure wash. Repeat one more time. Super clean engine bay.
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Wow thanks guys! I am wondering about injector harness and coil harnesses since I don't have engine cover. I have to cover all of those too? Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1422639135.558918.jpg
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How to clean the Engine Bay the legit and safe way!

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What's your method? Mmi don't have an engine cover and not sure what's best way to spray out and clean up a little?
1. Cover the alternator, fuse box, anything electrical that you can/think you should cover. (Wires should generally be fine with light water)

2. Spray Scrubbing Bubbles (I used Blue foam turns White can) over the whole engine bay area and let sit for 2 minutes. Scrubbing Bubbles does not have any chemicals that deteriorate or damage any non covered components.

3. Rinse with a hose (your thumb making the water shoot out with a little power). Never let the water stay in one area for too long. Sweep back and forth. Do NOT use a pressure washer because you don't want water to be forced into certain areas unknowingly.

4. Dry what you can reach with a towel and start car. Let run for a couple minutes because the engine heat will start making the water disappear.

5. Drive around the block a couple times to get rid of remaining water. Should look brand new.

This is how I do my engine bays. Do at your own risk and use caution as I am not responsible for any damage, etc.
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Thanks! So you think light water on engine without cover will be fine? Was planning on using slow shower method setting I have on my nozzle, gently agitate, then rise and start engine
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Spray engine bay with simple green and use paint brushes to brush move around all the dirt, then pressure wash. Repeat one more time. Super clean engine bay.
This has been my method too. Been doing it this way for years. I dilute the Simple Green with water first. It also works great on removing brake dust from wheels and cleaning spoked motorcycle wheels. Good stuff.
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Spray engine bay with simple green and use paint brushes to brush move around all the dirt, then pressure wash. Repeat one more time. Super clean engine bay.

Thanks man I'm going to give this a shot today!

Don't have pressure washer so I'll use the fine spray setting I have on nozzle
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