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Old 07-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Off to the shop to work on my car.

Looking to restore some power by doing some matinence. I changed oil, plugs & wires 2 weeks ago so that's out of the way. I'm thinking of changing tranny fluid today but I don't know if that is even needed. Maybe cleaning out my cai. And fine tuning my timing. What would be some good things to to the car today?
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A clean engine with clean components will always be more efficient. Take off your throttle body and clean that really good, IAC, MAF, ACT, and other sensors. Check the contacts on your cap&rotor, etc.
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Check tire pressure, lube, antifreeze, rear end, ect......just some suggestions...
Ps..... Check breaks
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Thanks. I checked everything, washed engine, cleaned out filter and checked tire pressure and some other stuff.
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Thanks. I checked everything, washed engine, cleaned out filter and checked tire pressure and some other stuff.
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What did you do to wash your engine?
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What did you do to wash your engine?
Not much, just cleaned off some things and got a ton of grease off my engine bay. I still gotta go in and clean the details though. Used engine degreaser spray, scrub, rinse.
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Not much, just cleaned off some things and got a ton of grease off my engine bay. I still gotta go in and clean the details though. Used engine degreaser spray, scrub, rinse.
What engine stuff did you use I used gunk off and I don't think it helped at all lol
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What engine stuff did you use I used gunk off and I don't think it helped at all lol
Yeah usually for me to make an engine clean I do it in steps. One weekend I pressure wash engine bay and dirty grease off of stuff. Next week end I spray it down with degreaser when engine is still warm to soften hard to reach grease and oil, then I take off alternator, ac pump, clean those and under them. Then I do a final degreasing scrub with a tooth brush, rinse. I could do this all in one day but i work alot and i like to have fun on my only off days and try to fit in some time to do stuff to my mustsng.you can cook yourself some breakfast on it cause it will be clean enough to eat off of. I'm gonna post another pic soon to show how clean I can get it so y'all can compare it from the picture above.
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Re: Off to the shop to work on my car.

I wouldn't pressure wash the engine bay/engine.

It forces water into wiring connections and electronics.
You may get by with it for a while, but eventually it will cause lots of problems.
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I wouldn't pressure wash the engine bay/engine.

It forces water into wiring connections and electronics.
You may get by with it for a while, but eventually it will cause lots of problems.
What the best why to do it as mine is just filthy?
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What the best why to do it as mine is just filthy?
I use engine cleaner, rags and scrub brushes of various sizes, cover the distributor and alternator with plastic bags, then just mist spray rinse it with a garden hose taking care to not spray directly or forcefully on any connections or electrical components.
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I wouldn't pressure wash the engine bay/engine.

It forces water into wiring connections and electronics.
You may get by with it for a while, but eventually it will cause lots of problems.
I cover electronics of course. I said that I pressure wash the engine bay and firewall , I woudnt do that directly to my engine , for that I just mist regular hose water when I rinse.
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