i need to clean my engine bay..

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  1. dew

    dew Banned

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    my engine and all around it is really dirty and i want to clean it up.. what should i use? there are a lot of hard to reach places what would i use to get to them? any help would be great:bowdown:
     
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    Read the detailing EDU, perhaps?
     
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    Detailing edu, as far as products a degreaser. I know DP makes one specifically for the engine. Never used DP before though. :dunno:
     
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    i i guess ill do that but i didnt know if i needed anything special for motor oil
     
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    so i guess this is it.. lol i should of look first. i think there might be oil on the exhaust that smells really bad when i run the car.. i guess ill just try that same stuff but on the exhaust :dunno:


     
  6. Mikael

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    pressure washers work the best
     
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    I...........

    Let the engine get warm.......
    Spray the entire car down with my pressure washer and water. Helps on any over spray. Guess you figured out I do this FIRST before washing.....
    Spray the engine bay down with Purple Power degreaser and let sit for five minutes......
    Rinse with pressure washer.......
    Spray entire bay with Armor All tire foam......even the painted areas......
    Close hood, start engine and let run while you finish the rest of the exterior. This is about 15 minutes for me. Shut off engine and do interior. When done, open the hood and you will simply be amazed! Wipe up any puddle water with a towel.

    Done!
     
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    That's a pretty uinique way of using the tire foam!! Does it attract a lot of dirt to the engine though?? I live in a pretty dusty environment. Just want to know if my engine bay would wind up dirtier after doing this and driving for a couple of weeks.
     
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    The heat of the baking process bakes off a lot of the silicon that's in the foam. It leaves the bay very clean and new looking. I live in a mountain area that has 50 percent dirt roads and I do just about only SUV's. To me, this process repels dirt rather than attracting it. It lasts a long time too.

    This is probably one of my top five can't-live-without processes!
     

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