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Old 03-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Any one know of any good cleaners or spray that will clean under the hood up really well? Putting on the plugs, wires, filters, and cold air intake on Tuesday and would like to shine everything up while I'm at it. Mainly just under the hood and maybe even under the body when I'm putting on the fuel filter....
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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I've heard purple power does pretty good. I've never used it though
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Know where to get it from? Hoping a local auto parts store.
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Yea I think I've seen it in there. Should be around the cleaning stuff
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I've heard purple power does pretty good. I've never used it though
Purple power is great! But I like engine degreaser also.
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I googled and found something called Black Magic 2 in 1 Engine Shine. Think I might give it a shot!
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Any one know of any good cleaners or spray that will clean under the hood up really well? Putting on the plugs, wires, filters, and cold air intake on Tuesday and would like to shine everything up while I'm at it. Mainly just under the hood and maybe even under the body when I'm putting on the fuel filter....
Alright this is how to properly clean your motor.
You'll need tape, maybe some garbage bags to cover your fenders- KEEP IN MIND ENGINE MUST BE OFF WHEN YOU SPRAY DEGREASER!!!!!! AND SCUB YOUR ENGINE DOWN!!!!!! AFTER THAT LET IT SET IN FOR ABOUT 10- 15 MINUTES!!!!!!!!! THEN WHEN YOU GO TO RINSE TURN MOTOR ON LET THE MOTOR RUN AS YOU SPRAY AND IT'LL WARM AND BE RID OF THE WATER ON IT'S OWN!!!! COVER YOUR COILPACK, AND INTAKE FILTER IF EXPOSED!!!!! THERE IS ONLY REALLY ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL THO - AND THAT IS WHEN YOU GO TO RINSE TURN MOTOR ON AND LET THE MOTOR WARM UP AS YOU SPRAY!!!! """""NO PRESURE HOSES""""" you listen to this advice you'll have a very very clean engine and youll love it. It'll smell really clean you'll love it and it'll perform much better. I believe dirt makes the motor hotter. Enjoy and post some pictures. I'm good at this. So if you need any pictures or anything on how to set upet me know

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I googled and found something called Black Magic 2 in 1 Engine Shine. Think I might give it a shot!
You won't like that one it makes your black hoses fade and your **** dry rott

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Alright this is how to properly clean your motor.
You'll need tape, maybe some garbage bags to cover your fenders- KEEP IN MIND ENGINE MUST BE OFF WHEN YOU SPRAY DEGREASER!!!!!! AND SCUB YOUR ENGINE DOWN!!!!!! AFTER THAT LET IT SET IN FOR ABOUT 10- 15 MINUTES!!!!!!!!! THEN WHEN YOU GO TO RINSE TURN MOTOR ON LET THE MOTOR RUN AS YOU SPRAY AND IT'LL WARM AND BE RID OF THE WATER ON IT'S OWN!!!! COVER YOUR COILPACK, AND INTAKE FILTER IF EXPOSED!!!!! THERE IS ONLY REALLY ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL THO - AND THAT IS WHEN YOU GO TO RINSE TURN MOTOR ON AND LET THE MOTOR WARM UP AS YOU SPRAY!!!! """""NO PRESURE HOSES""""" you listen to this advice you'll have a very very clean engine and youll love it. It'll smell really clean you'll love it and it'll perform much better. I believe dirt makes the motor hotter. Enjoy and post some pictures. I'm good at this. So if you need any pictures or anything on how to set upet me know

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You won't like that one it makes your black hoses fade and your **** dry rott
Dude trust me I know this ****
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Great advice! Thanks for the information!
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #9
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My engine I cleaned A year ago... And still clean...

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After you wash it just keep it up with this


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Just spray and wipe with micro fiber.

For more of a new look paint your radiator cover, fuse box cover, upper and lower crowl. You can find my thread on that. And bro if you do this I'm am sure you'll love it more. It will make you feel like a million bucks.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #10
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Re: Cleaning engine?

You want to inbox me some pictures? Or even email or text them to me? I'd rather see so I know what it should look like. I have a habit of trying to fix or improve something and making it severely worse and need repairs.
Example: Disconnecting my battery to hopefully reset my Mach 1000 6 Disc Player so it's quit showing CD ERROR. I popped the hood, unconnected the battery, let it sit for a while, reconnected it, and some where in the process snapped my hood latch cable and had to sit the car for 2 days so the hood wouldn't bounce while I drove. Still no fix for the 6 Disc Changer.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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Sure bro what pictures you want? How to cover the parts you don't wanna get wet?
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Here's all you need for covering your parts. You don't want that degreaser messing up your paint on your car so cover the fenders with big garbage bags and tape. Then the little walmart bag to cover the coil pack.


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Here's the basic set up bags or plastic should cover the whole fender. And cover the coil pack.


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Reason for covering is to protect your fenders when you turn your car on your belt will sling degreaser everywhere. It's all very simple. Just use a hose. Don't use any pressure hose or nozzle.
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Re: Cleaning engine?

Alright thanks! You said don't get wires wet or put the degreaser on them? Should I use like a squirt bottle and spray everything really good so the most they'd be wet is just a mist if I accidentally get them wet?
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Everything else can get wet. Except coil pack it's ok if that gets wet really I don't even cover mine but to be safe

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Use any spraying method you want but brush everything that you can
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Alright sounds good. I just bought a 32oz bottle of that stuff for $5! Gotta love Walmart clearance what kind of brush?

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You said keep it up with that stuff, is that not the degreaser to clean it with?
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A nice tooth brush. It'll get all over. Take your time.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:56 PM   #20
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Ah crap lol. Is that at Walmart too? The gunk stuff?
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Ah crap lol. Is that at Walmart too? The gunk stuff?
yeah they have it
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I heard to cover your alternator too. Where's that located?
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Above powersteering

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Guess you can cover that up too.

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But when you crank up the motor take those bags away and dont let anything get in that belt.
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I won't! Not a chance haha
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The battery is fine through all this?
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The battery is fine through all this?
I was planning on covering it to! Haha. I don't know if I'm ginna wet it all with the hose like I've been told of with a water bottle. The hose seems like too much to me!
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I was planning on covering it to! Haha. I don't know if I'm ginna wet it all with the hose like I've been told of with a water bottle. The hose seems like too much to me!
It's not. And a battery getting wet I never had any problem. I was washing a 2001 Mitsubishi galant motor, and the car wouldn't start after and we soaked the crap outa it with a pressure hose at a car wash, so we had to dry the battery terminals and it started right up. So if that happens and it won't start dry the terminals. There's nothing wrong with washing a motor, if done right it has it's rewards. If done wrong and you'd have to be trying pretty hard to, or forgotten to take one of the precautions I told you about in the above comments. Safety just cover whatever you think you should cover. I just cover my fenders, spray degreaser, brush the motor down, and use a water hose to rinse it off. I didnt say go full stream, but just enough to rinse the gunk off. This isn't rocket science. Like I said you'd be having to try really hard to mess something up.

Easy steps* prep, spray, brush and rinse. Walla.

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I recommend washing only once a year tho. You shouldn't have to wash it anymore. Just use common sence. It's not hard.

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I was planning on covering it to! Haha. I don't know if I'm ginna wet it all with the hose like I've been told of with a water bottle. The hose seems like too much to me!
And a water bottle seriously? That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

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I'm not stupid lol just really not wanting to wash too hard or fry something lol. And I know a water bottle sounds stupid, the person that told me just said it doesn't put near as much water or force on everything.
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I'm not stupid lol just really not wanting to wash too hard or fry something lol. And I know a water bottle sounds stupid, the person that told me just said it doesn't put near as much water or force on everything.
Of course theres nobody calling you stupid. It's only natural to be nervous the first time you do something. It's understandable.
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Especially when you have a history of buying something to replace, ruining it while replacing, then having to buy again. All the while it's something that determines how much the car is driven while I'm doing the replacement.
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I really would have never guessed you can spray the alternator like that
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The purple bottle "super clean" I think, works wonders! I have always used it but I have since found out it can corrode your Metal surfaces. My Crome cold air intake tubes are nasty and the intake Manifold looks kinda "hazy". It gets off the engine oil and cleans up the battery, brake master cylinder and power steering pump really good but I would just suggest to dilute it 50/50 or add even more water.
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Very Purrty engines lmao
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