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Old 09-24-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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So any good products to clean your motor? Also things to avoid when cleaning?


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Old school car show prep: at the car wash let engine cool, spray off grime, switch to tire cleaner and hose down entire engine and bay, let sit, rinse well, drive to detail spot and spray engine down with armor all tire wetter, close good and leave car running to let "bake" about 15 min u can start any hand wiping u need

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Old school car show prep: at the car wash let engine cool, spray off grime, switch to tire cleaner and hose down entire engine and bay, let sit, rinse well, drive to detail spot and spray engine down with armor all tire wetter, close good and leave car running to let "bake" about 15 min u can start any hand wiping u need

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I do this to all my cars, if it cant take a bit of hosing then screw it its not worth owning. Never had a problem. But I dont go insane with the high pressure wash. Wash,cleaner,rinse,dry,wetter,bake and you can stop there unless ur hand polishing for show

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Ive used this method before and it works very well. Clean it from time to time, avoid dirt roads, then you can just touch up the armor all or whatever you use and it will look good for a good while. I think a lot of used car dealers do this as well. The only issue is that sometimes the tire foam or whatever you use can become a dust magnet

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I spray the engine compartment with Simple Green and then rinse it with a spray from the garden hose.
There is a diagram in the care and maintenance section of the owners manual that highlights the areas to avoid getting wet.
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Our dealership I work for use a pressure washer for the engine bay then use tire shine.

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A lot of dealerships do that. I just read a can of wd-40, it was a big can with the wide spray nozzle. that suggested spraying it in the engine bay to drive out moisture and protect from corrosion. anyone hear about doing this or tried it?

EDIT: just did some research online. sounds more like a bad idea. especially when it drives the moisture out of plastics and hoses. apparently it was only good for keeping water out of a distributor. i almost thought it would be great for electronics on the engine, but apparently the opposite.
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After blowing the engine in my 4runner to water, it scares the hell out of me to get water anywhere near the engine bay on the mustang lol. I resorted to a toothbrush, a spray bottle, a duster, and some engine degreaser lol


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After blowing the engine in my 4runner to water, it scares the hell out of me to get water anywhere near the engine bay on the mustang lol. I resorted to a toothbrush, a spray bottle, a duster, and some engine degreaser lol


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Yea a spray bottle of water to rinse with is safest.

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