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Old 04-23-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Engine cleaning

About to sell my car and wanted to get it nice and clean. Any way to clean the engine bay? It's pretty dirty >.<
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Yes and no while it may or may not make a difference your coils will thank you if you don't get them wet. Everytime I've done it I get a missfire or kill a coil
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Simple green rags and and engine gunk and a bucket of water and leaf blower
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Yeah. Engine clean, rags or shop towels, time and compressed air of some kind. I also like to take the intake pipe off and clean the tb etc. Get as much as you can.
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And maybe some tire shine i put that on the plastic parts of my parents car when i clean it and it keeps it looking fresh longer
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Yes and no while it may or may not make a difference your coils will thank you if you don't get them wet. Everytime I've done it I get a missfire or kill a coil
One thing I'm worried about. I know I need to cover CAI, alt, coils, and possibly the battery. Anything electrical. Just need to know what To use. I've heard of gunk and simple green.
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One thing I'm worried about. I know I need to cover CAI, alt, coils, and possibly the battery. Anything electrical. Just need to know what To use. I've heard of gunk and simple green.
If you are doing it all by hand you don't need to cover anything really. I spray product directly on the rags I use then wipe everything down. I always avoid spraying on the engine because the splash from the cleaner may damage paint.
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I heard wd40 to clean the engine but I never tried it myself
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I heard wd40 to clean the engine but I never tried it myself
Wd40 can harm clear coat. It works but doesn't have the detergents in it.
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Wd40 can harm clear coat. It works but doesn't have the detergents in it.
Oh alright
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