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Old 08-22-2011, 11:33 PM   #1
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Engine cleaning help

I really want to clean my engine but I not sure how and I also don't what to mess up my baby...I would gladly appreciate the help
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I really want to clean my engine but I not sure how and I also don't what to mess up my baby...I would gladly appreciate the help
Do not use a high pressure washer.
They can force water into your connectors and electronics causing all kinds of problems.
Hand wiping, brushing and maybe using an air hose to carefully blow off dust and debris would be the safest.
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Spray nine it down and scrub it with a brush then hose it off ,,,,,,,let dry
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Mine is pretty new but have you looked into meguiar's engine spray cleaner. I'm thinking of doing the same and also don't want to mess anything up. Meguiar's have video's on YouTube on "how to" with all their products.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:42 PM   #5
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Ok thank you for the advice.
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Re: Engine cleaning help

http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-Detai...ngine_Bay.aspx

This video will explain everything. Make sure you cover fans, filter and exposed eletrical connections with a plastic bag. Adams is good they know what they are doing.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:37 PM   #7
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Heres what I do:
1. Warm up the car
2. Cover alternator and distributor with plastic bag or foil
3. Spray simple green all over the warm engine, set the hood down and let the steam create a damp environment, about 10 min
4. Spray everything down and rinse everything off
5. Then I use tire foam on everything to make everything black and shiny again
6. Wipe up any areas that were missed
7. Enjoy! =]
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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pour some Mr Clean into a spray bottle. Mr Clean is environmentally safe and won't harm the paint if you get it on it. Let it sit be four using your hose to wash it off. Ensuring you cover your filter if it is exposed ie a k and n....
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #9
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Re: Engine cleaning help

If your going to spray anything in the engine bay make damn sure it is completly dry before trying to start it. I had made that mistake once before. She misfired and ran like absolute *** for about 50 miles before everything dried up. Cover up your electrics and let everything dry for a few hours and you should be good. Simply Green is awsome, but I depending on where you live I wouldn't use anything to shine up you plastics and what not because your just going to attract dirt and dust and going to be cleaning it weekly.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:59 PM   #10
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I do what stubz does. It works very well. I have a picture of my engine bay on here.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #11
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Post ur engine bay in this thread
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:38 PM   #12
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Il post a before and after once I'm off work.
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Here you go
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Really nice job!
It looks cleaner than brand new.
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^^ i agree with trojan. Looks really good and clean.
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Ty guys. Only thing I cover up is the alternator and use the hose on like a rain setting.
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I'm going to try this on monday after the hurricane is over with...
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I'm going to try this on monday after the hurricane is over with...
Just set it out in the hurricane with hood up. Lol
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Just set it out in the hurricane with hood up. Lol
Remember to roll the windows up, and cover the alternator with something heavier than a plastic bag lol
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Just set it out in the hurricane with hood up. Lol
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Remember to roll the windows up, and cover the alternator with something heavier than a plastic bag lol
Free water.
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Free water.
August 27th, 2011, national mustang open hood day. Everything you can need can be had for free from your local grocery store! Plastic bags, beer (as long as they dont see you take it), and all the cleaners you need to clean the engine! (once again dont get caught)
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Jeeezus....you want me to post my engine?....no way jose!...give yr car 20yrs and a broke *** owner!!..and this is what you get!!....
Your s#!t looks clean I love it!!!
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Do not use a high pressure washer.
They can force water into your connectors and electronics causing all kinds of problems.
Hand wiping, brushing and maybe using an air hose to carefully blow off dust and debris would be the safest.
Agreed. Water hoses and engines do not mix. Alot of elbow grease is what's best.
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I ment I f@#in like your stang!!!..
Good job looks clean!!.
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Ahh Ty.
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Sick.....just ment it looks awesome!!!..
Good job!!..
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Heres what I do:
1. Warm up the car
2. Cover alternator and distributor with plastic bag or foil
3. Spray simple green all over the warm engine, set the hood down and let the steam create a damp environment, about 10 min
4. Spray everything down and rinse everything off
5. Then I use tire foam on everything to make everything black and shiny again
6. Wipe up any areas that were missed
7. Enjoy! =]
Thanks mann im gonna give it a try, to my 04 gt.
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Thanks to everyone for the help just finished... Here are some pics
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Turned out really nice
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Where can you get simple green from?
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Auto zone carries it, or at least the one nearest does
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Alright and do you just spray it on and rinse it off?
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I do what stubz does. It works very well. I have a picture of my engine bay on here.
Looks good, looks Dam good.
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