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Old 01-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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engine bay cleaning

how do you guys keep your engine bay clean? like the hoses and ect.?
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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Engine degreaser/cleaner!...
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Yep. Engine cleaner and degreaser. If you buy a spray can I recomend spraying the rag ur using not the engine bay itself. The overspray and splashes can cause damage to paint.

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A little soapy water can help too.
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Just be careful working around the plugs. I know the COP on 99-04 4.6 mod motors have terrible seals and water can find its way up there and cause trouble. When cleaning on the engine do as suggested, spray the rag, and also work on a cold engine. And wait for it to mostly dry before starting/heating it up.
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thanks guys !! and is there any way to help bring out shine in the air intake
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Simple green works great, wet engine, low pressure and try not to spray directly at any electronics, then spray simple green and scrub with a long bristle brush and rinse
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Cover electronics with plastic bags!... And same without the air filter if you have an open one!...
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ill make sure to check that stuff out! i hate how my stock intake looks. all grey and ugly. and i need a new radiator cover also cuz mine is kinda broken from one side
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Re: engine bay cleaning

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Cover electronics with plastic bags!... And same without the air filter if you have an open one!...
YEP!!
I use SupeClean, best damn Degreaser ever! Not that watered down Purple power or Green stuff. I use a GP tool, (Tooth Brush) to get into deep cracks and thick gunk. Cover up Packs, exposed wires, etc and rinse! Sparkle Sparkle!
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ill make sure to check that stuff out! i hate how my stock intake looks. all grey and ugly. and i need a new radiator cover also cuz mine is kinda broken from one side
The polished aluminum cover from AM looks fn awesome. I also recomend that you remove as many pieces from the engine bay when washing. I take off my intake, shaker scoop, coil covers, etc... wash it throughly and apply a plastic protectant, then reinstall. Makes a huge difference. Then its interior time... ammonia based cleaner amd water (mr clean), get everything clean, let dry, armorall everything plastic, professional spray on leather protectant for the seats and wheel. Carpet protectant after its well vaccumed. Wash and wax time!
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The polished aluminum cover from AM looks fn awesome. I also recomend that you remove as many pieces from the engine bay when washing. I take off my intake, shaker scoop, coil covers, etc... wash it throughly and apply a plastic protectant, then reinstall. Makes a huge difference. Then its interior time... ammonia based cleaner amd water (mr clean), get everything clean, let dry, armorall everything plastic, professional spray on leather protectant for the seats and wheel. Carpet protectant after its well vaccumed. Wash and wax time!
ok thanks a bunch !! i got my work cut out for me :s
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