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Old 03-31-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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How to Clean Your Engine

Today I am cleaning my girlfriends car. And her engine. So I'm also cleaning mine. I will have up dated photos and how to's coming up. For those who were sending me private messages asking me how I keep my engine so clean.
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prep and spray with gunk original Engine degreaser.


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Old 03-31-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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after let it sit for about 15-20 minutes then rinse
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I think simple green works the best for cleaning and any tire shine for that glossy look but awesome how to regardless as far as what to bag up nice job yo
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Hmmm...my engine bay definitely needs something..had to drive her through a chicago winter..though it wasnt a bad winter I found huge salt chunks everywhere under the hood!...and since then she don't look so great
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After you rinse use this... It's like a detailer it's safe to use. Makes all plastics shine.



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after let it sit for about 15-20 minutes then rinse
do u just spray everything ? and the car has to be off right ?
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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And here is my engine now....

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It shocks me everytime...
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And here is my engine now....

It shocks me everytime...
wow thats nice
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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do u just spray everything ? and the car has to be off right ?
Yes. Engine must be cool!!!! And must be off!!! Cover what you must. I cover the intake, fenders, battery area bc I have HID lights that I don't wanna ruin, covering headlights is a great idea, coil pack, and that's basically it. If you have the Pcv bypass like I did to my car, take your breathers off and the use you Pcv valve and make the hoses face down. To where they're still able to breath the crankcase. Then spray, set 15-20 minutes then water down with a hose. After you have the degreaser off, crank the car up until dry.
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Yes. Engine must be cool!!!! And must be off!!! Cover what you must. I cover the intake, fenders, battery area bc I have HID lights that I don't wanna ruin, covering headlights is a great idea, coil pack, and that's basically it. If you have the Pcv bypass like I did to my car, take your breathers off and the use you Pcv valve and make the hoses face down. To where they're still able to breath the crankcase. Then spray, set 15-20 minutes then water down with a hose. After you have the degreaser off, crank the car up until dry.
ok. and after its dry then u use the other can to make it shine? and does do i just spray over everything as well?
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ok. and after its dry then u use the other can to make it shine? and does do i just spray over everything as well?
Yes. Spray a light coat as if you were painting. Use with confidence
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Now cleaning my girlfriends Mazda millennia. Nasty motor here.


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Thats crazy clean bro good job this is mine from about two weeks ago
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Thats crazy clean bro good job this is mine from about two weeks ago
That looks great
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Thanks man, and ur lady's car came really good too and that was really dirty.

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The car is looking amazing b.t.w kinda wish i had made mine pretty first then got into the motor
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Thanks man, and ur lady's car came really good too and that was really dirty.

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The car is looking amazing b.t.w kinda wish i had made mine pretty first then got into the motor
Mine was basically still new. That's why I kept it up. And my girlfriends could have came out cleaner i should have used gunk heavy duty engine gel. There's three main engine cleaners.

1- engine foam, it's for dusty less dirtier engines.
2- original (what I use) it's for grease and grime under the motor dust and dirt.
3- heavy duty engine cleaner gel. Heavy duty cleaning penetrates the baked oil that's on your motor, and it literally knocks off most of grease and grime from the spraying stream. And 10- 15 minutes later literally eating away dirty solids and engine stains old baked oil.

After your done us the gunk shine, it will add life back to plastic and metal components and ease the next time you clean your motor. It's amazing stuff. I only recommend Gunk Engine Cleaner.

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I also love the smell of the cleaner. Deodorizer under the hood
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I used simple green for all the plastics and then for the manifold, I used a wire brush. I might pick up some degreaser and try to get the grease out of the water pump area. That's almost impossible with a wore brush haha
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Please post in the proper section.......moved.
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Still can't see how its okay to run a hose over an engine lol. Little stream or not, that's a lot of water to put on all that electric/motor!
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Please post in the proper section.......moved.
Sorry bro

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Still can't see how its okay to run a hose over an engine lol. Little stream or not, that's a lot of water to put on all that electric/motor!
It's safe I assure you just cover what you don't want getting wet. I suggested headlights, fenders bc engine degreaser might fade on paint and covering them feels safer, coil pack, and intake if filter is exposed stock intake you don't need to cover. It's easy fun and anyone can do it. Just take proper prep precautions.

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I used simple green for all the plastics and then for the manifold, I used a wire brush. I might pick up some degreaser and try to get the grease out of the water pump area. That's almost impossible with a wore brush haha
I'm sure simple green and purple power is great. But your not adding the life back to the much needed silicone hoses. When used gunk protector it has silicone base protectant which won't dry rot over time

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I used simple green for all the plastics and then for the manifold, I used a wire brush. I might pick up some degreaser and try to get the grease out of the water pump area. That's almost impossible with a wore brush haha
When you change your thermostat then you have all the room you need
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Now did ur girl appreciate ur sweat and hard work?
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Now did ur girl appreciate ur sweat and hard work?
She loves it she showed it off to her dad
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It's safe I assure you just cover what you don't want getting wet. I suggested headlights, fenders bc engine degreaser might fade on paint and covering them feels safer, coil pack, and intake if filter is exposed stock intake you don't need to cover. It's easy fun and anyone can do it. Just take proper prep precautions.

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I'm sure simple green and purple power is great. But your not adding the life back to the much needed silicone hoses. When used gunk protector it has silicone base protectant which won't dry rot over time

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When you change your thermostat then you have all the room you need
I want to take it off but I'm worried about all the coolant leaking everywhere
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I want to take it off but I'm worried about all the coolant leaking everywhere
Don't worry. After you do it just get a flush an coolant change, clean the motor and done

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I wish I could show y'all these things in person.

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If someone would pay my way and it wouldn't interfere with my job, I'd do all I can to improve y'all and the looks of y'all car. I enjoy it, and I am proud of my work. And yes I brag. It's something to be proud of the many accomplishments and how you better yourself in all you do.

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You will loose all of your reservoir coolant bc your radiator will need to make up for that loss of coolant
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Wow; looks great. I was actually going to try steamcleaning my engine compartment tomorrow but think Ill give this a shot instead; thanks.
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Wow; looks great. I was actually going to try steamcleaning my engine compartment tomorrow but think Ill give this a shot instead; thanks.
How do you steam clean?
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How do you steam clean?
With one of those hand-held steam cleaners. Ive heard of others doing it and I bought my wife one for cleaning around the house. Figured Id give it a whirl today if I couldnt find the Gunk stuff but it was raining here so I just "sewed" my new steering wheel cover on. My eBrake cover seems to have disappeared, however...again. ::
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prep and spray with gunk original Engine degreaser.
Gave it shot and must say I am impressed with how well it works on grease n grime....I didnt take a before pic,but trust me 4 months of winter took its toll!..
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That pic was taken with high contrast makin I look a bit too clean this one is the original
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That pic was taken with high contrast makin I look a bit too clean this one is the original
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Damn awesome
Thanks..and thanks for starting this thread im used to cleaning everything by hand,but figured id give it a shot after seeing your results!...
from this point on I will clean by hand but this gave me a great head start!.
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The last time I washed my engine my car let me sit a little while. It took awhile to get it to stay started. Once it stay started I let it run for 45 mins. (probably didn't have to run it that long) to dry everything out. Now I'm afraid to wash it bug don't Want it to get filthy
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