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Old 03-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Best Way To Get An Engine Bay Clean

The outside of my engine and engine bay are extremely dirty and a little muddy. What the best way to clean it?

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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This should do it.

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Nice Work CL!
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I use Simple Green and Pressure Washer..Just don't blast electrical stuff to hard
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I've always wet the outside of the hood, fenders,grille... Then sprayed Simple Green around the engine bay and the underside of the hood. Let it sit but not long enough to dry and a garden hose will work ok. I've also used a power washer but avoid spraying anything electrical with up close direct pressure, I learned that the hard way a long time ago. Simple Green is non-toxic, so they say, but I've never had it hurt my paint. Worst it ever did was remove some wax in spots.
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I use Simple Green and Pressure Washer..Just don't blast electrical stuff to hard
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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Oh ok great. I've been trying to get the mud out of the engine bay since I got it. It looks like someone went through CL's picture but instead of water it was a mix of georgia clay and sand
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Yikes! I'd knock any chunks off by hand then douse it with SG. If you hose it down for an extended amount of time, start the engine so that it will dry it's self off, avoid hosing the exhaust while it's running, unless you want a steam bath!

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