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How do you guys clean your engine bays? Do you just take them to the car wash and use the engine cleaner? If you do this, is there anything you have to worry about not getting wet? Thanks for the help.
 

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while engine is warm, spray armor all, let sit about 5 mins, then rinse, let sit, then spray w/ armor all, let sit, then rinse again... then wipe if need be... should look :head2:

use armor all thoroughly....
 

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I just take mine to the carwash without getting it too warmed up (worried about cracking exhaust manifolds), then I just go at it with the powerwasher. Seems to work fine, then again, I have less electronics under the hood than the newer ones. Gets the mud off though!
 

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powerwash then I use that no touch tire care, and finish up with armor all. :bowtie:
 

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black4x4 said:
Is there any way to get the mud stains off the insalation on the hood.
i wonder the same thing...i sprayed mine and then realized there is a light up there and i think i burned it out

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while engine is warm, spray armor all, let sit about 5 mins, then rinse, let sit, then spray w/ armor all, let sit, then rinse again... then wipe if need be... should look :head2:

use armor all thoroughly....
what kind of armor all...and is that ALL OVER EVERYTHING? cuz i have mud up there and i took it to the spray wash and i sprayed it..and it looked clean...but then it dried and it looked the same
 

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With the motor at a cool temperature, thoroughly degrease it (Simple Green works well). Now, spray down the engine compartment. A pressure washer works best but a standard hose works OK too. Start the vehicle and let it idle for 5-minutes. Next, dress everything under the hood and wipe down w/ a damp cloth.

The only component(s) to avoid getting wet would be the distributor and PCM (<--- If it's not a GMFS). Everything else is fine to spray down. :cool:
 

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Black_Chrome said:
tire shine works really well on the plastic pieces under the hood, as well as extier plasitc.
what about the actual engine...or everything else for that matter. i sprayed it with the hose at the car wash put the dirt on the actual paint is still there...god damn dirt!
 

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as said above, simple green works miracles, but i would deff not use anything with high pressure due to the fact that it could knock lose possibly some wiring harness or a hosing possibly under the hood, with how powerfull simple green is, i would delude it at all, and lighty hose it down, and it should look like p-diddys teeth
 

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I do it when it's cold. Hot motors and water not go together in IMO.

I rinse mine off, and detail it. Oh course I haven't had it dirty enough to realy clean.

Now on my old truck .. simple green, some brushes, and a water hose. Dry it off and use a compressor to blow some of the water off. Start it and let it warm up an burn some water off .. about 5 mins.


Do not get the alt wet. You can get water on just about anything else, just don't drown the elec. stuff.
 

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I bought some Greased Lightning Orange Blast this weekend and cleaned an engine, it worked pretty good. Bought at Wal-Mart.

 

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Slvrpismochevy96 said:
Those of you who used armor all or tire shine on the plastics and what not under the hood, did it seem to attract alot of dust afterwards?
Yup, it will ... back in the day at a car show if someone engine still didnt look clean enuff we'd just spray it down with WD-40, it would look all nice and shiny, but when you got home it would be covered in dust and junk :LOL:
 

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Yup, it will ... back in the day at a car show if someone engine still didnt look clean enuff we'd just spray it down with WD-40, it would look all nice and shiny, but when you got home it would be covered in dust and junk :LOL:

ah crappy, lol. i figured there was no perfect way to doit. o well, ya gotta deal with what ya gotta deal with :anitoof:
 
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