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Old 05-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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How do you clean your engine?

Just wondering how does everyone here clean there engines on pre 94 models? I Hurd u can really mess something up if u get certain things wet! What do I use and how do I clean my motor?
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Re: How do you clean your engine?

Looks pretty clean already. I would use some rags and some dressing to make the black shine,some Neverdull on the chrome pieces and maybe some simple green or another trusted degreaser along with a very list mist spray from the hose.Cover up your distributor and electrical connections with some foil or a plastic bag if you are going to use water and make sure not to spray dressing on your belts.

If you want to get serious you can take some of the parts that have a little surface rust or just faded and hit them with some flat black from a rattle can.If you cant take certain parts off just prep them really good then spray some flat black into the cap of the rattle can and use a small paint brush to apply it.
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Re: How do you clean your engine?

Very good advice.
Just stay away from high pressure washers. They will force water into electrical connections and other places you don't want water.
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Oh, and you'll want to use high temp engine or grill paint.
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Re: How do you clean your engine?

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Looks pretty clean already. I would use some rags and some dressing to make the black shine,some Neverdull on the chrome pieces and maybe some simple green or another trusted degreaser along with a very list mist spray from the hose.Cover up your distributor and electrical connections with some foil or a plastic bag if you are going to use water and make sure not to spray dressing on your belts.

If you want to get serious you can take some of the parts that have a little surface rust or just faded and hit them with some flat black from a rattle can.If you cant take certain parts off just prep them really good then spray some flat black into the cap of the rattle can and use a small paint brush to apply it.
^ + 1. And make sure the engine is ICE COLD! you can crack a block by sprying a hot enigne with cold water. I use Plastic bags and masking tape and cover the distrbutor cap, the air-intake and all eletrical connections as well as the fuse box. To produce a high quality shine I use Sprayway Instant Shine. Sprayway, Inc. - Products It lasts about 3 to 4 months and gives them a nice safe shine that won't hurt the paint. Plus it's really nice to use inside on the vents no q-tips required.
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