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Old 04-14-2013, 04:32 AM   #1
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cleaning what's under the hood

How can I clean my engine? Without messing anything up??
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How can I clean my engine? Without messing anything up??
Cover the intake filter if u have a CAI, cover the fuse box and just spray the **** outta your engine bay
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Happy zedd?! Lol
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I've always been paranoid to power wash my engine. I've done it to my 23 year old 240sx at work but I've always left it overnight and all day the next day before I drove it.
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Yeah bro thanks sweetiepie!<33
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Yeah bro thanks sweetiepie!<33
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baby it's ok theyll have to find out someday!
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baby it's ok theyll have to find out someday!
You mean YOU will have to find out someday
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You mean YOU will have to find out someday
dawg I already did!(;
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dawg I already did!(;
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Reppin that ept tho lol
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I've done a few cars by just using a hose (make sure the engine is cool first). I would not use a pressure washer cause it can force water past the weatherproof seals. I cleaned my engine bay just the other day with just a moist microfiber towel and wiped everything down. These cars are so new you shouldn't have to do much. Mine is also dirtier than most peoples, I suspect, due to the hood vent.
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I need to do mine, but Im just afraid of messing something up ha. I swear Missouri is the dirtiest state. Cant keep anything clean.
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I think the only need to be careful of the computer sensors mostly
if you clean the engine.Much safer to use cleaner,cloth and a small brush
and clean it by hand.I won't risk spraying water,just to be safe.
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I haven't done it to my old cars I've had. Like my 80 camaro and 76 also. But on newer cars I just keep the engine running and spray it when I'm at the car wash. I've done this many many times. And nothing has gone wrong. Well maybe a squeaky belt for like 2 seconds. Lol. But if you do have a CAI cover it with something for water won't be sucked in.
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Get some good shop towels and some degreaser. Go easy though. After all the filth is gone use McGuires tire shine on anything black. I've done this for years without any problems and my engine always looks brand new.
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How are your engines getting dirty to the point of requiring an engine wash?

I have 43K on mine, and it still looks clean. On it's Saturday bath, It gets a wipe down in the engine bay, but has never required a wash.

Lots of salt in the north cause this?
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Your owners manual will tell you the 4 places to cover.
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How are your engines getting dirty to the point of requiring an engine wash?

I have 43K on mine, and it still looks clean. On it's Saturday bath, It gets a wipe down in the engine bay, but has never required a wash.

Lots of salt in the north cause this?
Idk what he drives through but It's like someone threw a bag of dirt on zed's engine
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Mine gets super dirty now due to the heat extractor. Not much I can do about it, but it's worth it for looking cool. lol
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I hvent washed my engine in like 1 and a half. Lol its full of dirt from the dust bowl of el paso.
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I hvent washed my engine in like 1 and a half. Lol its full of dirt from the dust bowl of el paso.
Don't lie Chris u know u threw a bag of dirt on ur engine Lol
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Don't lie Chris u know u threw a bag of dirt on ur engine Lol
Actually i went offroading in my car, mudding. Hahah
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Actually i went offroading in my car, mudding. Hahah
Lmfao
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Mine gets super dirty now due to the heat extractor. Not much I can do about it, but it's worth it for looking cool. lol
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