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Old 03-27-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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06 GT Engine Compartment Clean

Has anyone clean the engine compartment and the motor on there 06 GT's ? I just picked this GT up couple weeks ago and the engine compartment is dirty and I'm a little afraid to wash it and get water somewhere it shouldn't be. I have washed down engine compartment on my 04 but I did it with just cleaner and damp rags and I want to do a better job than that does anybody have any experience they can pass on to me to do this. Car runs perfect, no codes and I don't want to wash it and throw one or worse short something out.
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Has anyone clean the engine compartment and the motor on there 06 GT's ? I just picked this GT up couple weeks ago and the engine compartment is dirty and I'm a little afraid to wash it and get water somewhere it shouldn't be. I have washed down engine compartment on my 04 but I did it with just cleaner and damp rags and I want to do a better job than that does anybody have any experience they can pass on to me to do this. Car runs perfect, no codes and I don't want to wash it and throw one or worse short something out.
some peopel do it themselves but otherwise you can try to find a good detail shop in your area and have them just do a underthe hood detail, they can make it look good as new! Dealers usually do it to make the car look like its spic and span and you won't blow a head gasket when you drive off the lot.
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Mine ain't perfect but I was recently in the same situation as yourself... To scared to clean it... Anyways talked to some guys on what to use an how to do it and I can say I love doing it now!


I cover my:
air filter(cold air intake)
Fuse box
Battery
Cars computer

Then I use a degreaser spray and spray over the whole engine bay...

Let it sit an soak for a few mins..

I rinse with a power washer if possible, if not a hose works just fine! (Obviously don't sit there an drown ur engine with water but just enough to rinse off the degreaser and such...

Then I use a wheel wet ( the oil based ones ) for the rubber hoses to keep the moist and prevent them from cracking....

And then use a back to black product to keep all the plastic looking clean an new!

Make sure to clean ur cold air intake filter too makes a big difference anyways that's how I get her done!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-28-2014, 11:50 PM   #4
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Mine ain't perfect but I was recently in the same situation as yourself... To scared to clean it... Anyways talked to some guys on what to use an how to do it and I can say I love doing it now!


I cover my:
air filter(cold air intake)
Fuse box
Battery
Cars computer

Then I use a degreaser spray and spray over the whole engine bay...

Let it sit an soak for a few mins..

I rinse with a power washer if possible, if not a hose works just fine! (Obviously don't sit there an drown ur engine with water but just enough to rinse off the degreaser and such...

Then I use a wheel wet ( the oil based ones ) for the rubber hoses to keep the moist and prevent them from cracking....

And then use a back to black product to keep all the plastic looking clean an new!

Make sure to clean ur cold air intake filter too makes a big difference anyways that's how I get her done![ATTACH]1521Click image for larger version

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Old 03-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #5
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Haha sorry for the repost stupid app wasn't working haha!!
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Looks really good, really like the color scheme. Guess I'll just do it and quit being a sissy lol, I'd just be sick if I did something preventable to my car.
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Well take It to autozone/ or a little shop an stop but an ask them for yourself, ask them to show you what would need to be covered! But good luck man I think ull like doing it once u learn how!!
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Well did her myself, thanks for help.
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Really can't believe the guy I got it from would let a $30 K Mustang look like that.
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Wow logos great man! Good job! Yeah may have been in the same boat as you an I :p to afraid to clean it haha! Anyways no more filthy engine!!
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Looks good both cars!
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Both of these engine bays look fantastic after the cleaning. Good job guys. I need to do mine as well. Mine looks damn near like your before picture LuvStangs haha

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Haha get her done bro!!!
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shesh that's my biggest fear haha I would love to wash mine but with my luck a wire on something will get wet and then I am screwed lol... I wipe mine down the best I can with a wet rag but I donno about putting the hose to it
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Eh lol I was scared too untill I learned how to properly or lol without atleast damaging anything haha
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That looks great!
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I did mine all wrong lol !! Power washed it did not cover at all. It did not start left it for 24 hours and after that I was good to go I think I got lucky real lucky. But it came out good at least Click image for larger version

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