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Old 05-16-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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need some advice plezz

I need to clean my engine BAD. It was sitting there for months before I bought it. Any suggestions on how to clean it real nice or which products to use ?
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Re: need some advice plezz

simple green works very good but with anything like that avoid electrical stuff. Chances are the metal is all oxidized. They make a product (cant remember the name) that goes on bare metal and removes oxidation and protects it. You can google it I think easily enough.

I use hand towels and a lot of time and little things to poke the hard to reach areas. Water is a LAST resort. Just have to go slow an work through it area by area.

Black stuff you can use back to black or just some meguiars interior detailer for plastic items.
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simple green works very good but with anything like that avoid electrical stuff. Chances are the metal is all oxidized. They make a product (cant remember the name) that goes on bare metal and removes oxidation and protects it. You can google it I think easily enough.

I use hand towels and a lot of time and little things to poke the hard to reach areas. Water is a LAST resort. Just have to go slow an work through it area by area.

Black stuff you can use back to black or just some meguiars interior detailer for plastic items.
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simple green does work well just remember to watch the electrical when rinsing it off.
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simple green does work well just remember to watch the electrical when rinsing it off.
Could I find it anywhere and how much does it usually cost
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Re: need some advice plezz

Keeping in mind its a Camaro in this video (yea, I'm sorry) heres the method I have used for years, and getting more in depth than most people likely will, but it will give you a good outline of the process and some basic tips.

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Keeping in mind its a Camaro in this video (yea, I'm sorry) heres the method I have used for years, and getting more in depth than most people likely will, but it will give you a good outline of the process and some basic tips.

Thanks for the link it really helped
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Keeping in mind its a Camaro in this video (yea, I'm sorry) heres the method I have used for years, and getting more in depth than most people likely will, but it will give you a good outline of the process and some basic tips.

Thanks for jumping in Dylan! The videos are great and help a ton for the rookies who have never done a engine bay.
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Thanks for jumping in Dylan! The videos are great and help a ton for the rookies who have never done a engine bay.
No problem, happy to help. I should also mention you can use aluminum foil to cover filters or sensitive areas if you prefer. Don't need water tight, just need to keep the spray from directly hitting it.
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Thanks for the video, I have it up on the computer screen for my son to view when he gets home. I am making him take the lead in keeping his 02 v6 vert clean and running smooth.
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Keeping in mind its a Camaro in this video (yea, I'm sorry) heres the method I have used for years, and getting more in depth than most people likely will, but it will give you a good outline of the process and some basic tips.

Nice video, thanks for the post
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Wow that looked easy nice video.
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