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Old 07-27-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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Cleaning engine bay

Just bought my first car and if course it's a mustang gt just wanted to know the safest way to clean the engine bay. The engine has never been cleaned so it's pretty dirty.


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I put a trash bag over the alternator and CAI if you have one. Any exposed wires I cover as we'll. I then use http://www.autogeek.net/griots-engine-cleaner-128.html to clean the engine with a scrubbing brush. I use a hose without a lot of pressure. I then use a leaf blower to get the major water out of the engine bay followed by a micro fiber towel. Remove the trash bags taking care not to let any standing water get on the alternator. Once dry I follow it up with this : http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...12.5+ounces.do looks brand new when done. Hope this helps.


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I put a trash bag over the alternator and CAI if you have one. Any exposed wires I cover as we'll. I then use http://www.autogeek.net/griots-engine-cleaner-128.html to clean the engine with a scrubbing brush. I use a hose without a lot of pressure. I then use a leaf blower to get the major water out of the engine bay followed by a micro fiber towel. Remove the trash bags taking care not to let any standing water get on the alternator. Once dry I follow it up with this : http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...12.5+ounces.do looks brand new when done. Hope this helps.


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Thank you very much helps a lot


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initially I watched this video. Very informative: Here's How To Make Your Car's Engine Sparkle In Eight Steps
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Some good steps to do. Another tip, is you can start your engine after you remove the plastic bags and the heat will help dry off some of the water.
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Thank you joeyM91 and shockesh for your help plan on doin to this weekend


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