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Old 04-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Cleaning/Polishing the engine?

Hey looking for some tips on cleaning the engine, any good thoughts? Lot's of dust and nasty stuff :P
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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Buy a gallon of Simple Green at Home Depot. Fill a plastic spray bottle with the Simple Green. Go to a car wash that has the spot free rinse. Don't use the full power setting. Spray the spot free rinse in the engine compartment for a couple minutes. Spray the Simple Green full strength on the engine and inner fenders. Don't get the Simple Green on the paint. Rinse off the Simple Green on the spot free setting. Drive the car until all the water is gone.
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Buy a gallon of Simple Green at Home Depot. Fill a plastic spray bottle with the Simple Green. Go to a car wash that has the spot free rinse. Don't use the full power setting. Spray the spot free rinse in the engine compartment for a couple minutes. Spray the Simple Green full strength on the engine and inner fenders. Don't get the Simple Green on the paint. Rinse off the Simple Green on the spot free setting. Drive the car until all the water is gone.
I would advise against doing that. It's not that it doesn't work, but that method isn't meant for people not sure about what they are doing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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I would advise against doing that. It's not that it doesn't work, but that method isn't meant for people not sure about what they are doing.


You'll really need to be familiar with what areas of your engine bay need protecting before introducing chemicals and water to rinse those chemicals off the engine bay. (Alternator, battery terminals, etc,)

Plastic grocery bags come in handy for those areas and where appropriate, double bag.

Even after all these are covered you should still take care with how much product and water you use and where you spay. A little goes a long way and use a boars hair brush to agitate the cleaner

Hope this helps
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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THIS x 10

I am far from a pro but this method works and I have never had any issue after the fact.... no check engine lights and etc.
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