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Old 01-30-2013, 07:36 AM
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I would have looked this up but I don have much time before leaving for work. I work in the oilfield and having to drive down the dusty roads really starts to stick to everything under my hood. I am just wanting to know what is a good way to clean it without messing up the CPU or anything else important? I will take a picture later to show how bad it is.
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I use a degreaser such as Simple Green and spray the (cool or no more than a little warm) engine down thoroughly and let it sit for a few minutes. Then I rinse it with a garden hose set to a fan pattern. Avoid using high pressure anywhere near electrical connectors.
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I use simple green as well. A nice liberal layer of the stuff on a cool engine, wait 5 min, then start rinsing it with the car wash's pressure washer on it's unpressurized setting (spot free rinse) and rinse everything. I then let the engine bay sit open for 15-20 min to air dry before I start anything. If I'm going to a show, I'll spray some mother's detailing spray to get a nice shine on all the hoses and plastic parts.
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The only things I reccomend are:

Either stone cold w/ engine off, or running engine at operating temperature., nothing in between.

If doing it cold/off, put a grocery bag over your alternator and exposed air filters.

Not sure what it is, but every time I wash an engine and I don't have the damn alternator covered, I have to replace the damn thing a week or 2 later.
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i too use simple green and a few brushes to clean.

after it is rinsed with a garden hoes on a fine mist, i wait for it to dry and spray it with either 303 protectant or my new fav, Sonus Trim and Motor Kote.

here are a few pics...the mean green bottle actually has simple green in it...diluted to 4:1. by the way, IMO, the adams APC is garbage...didnt touch the grime like the simple green.







This is the Sonus product...it is not greasy and repels dirt..almost like it has a negative static charge..

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^^^^^ WOW. That does a great job. ^^^^
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Wow, what a difference.
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thanks man..im very impressed with the motor kote...it takes a bit getting used to when applying it...it kinda goes on blotchy/spotty...you have to resist the urge to wipe it...it dries completely awesome.
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Wow, what a difference.
all in, it was about a 20 minutes job, then about an hour or so to dry, then another hour to dry the motor kote with the hood open...i just did the interior while i was waiting...

its amazing what a difference the clean engine makes to the rest of the detail...
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ive never been a fan of washin my engine bay the local ford stealer here has a detailing dept that does it for 47 bucks i will wait till spring cleanin and get er done
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