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Old 08-09-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Really stupid question...cleanup under hood

SO ive had my jku for about 7 months and trust me, im no mall crawler. Im pretty good about cleanup after being on the trails.
One thing though, im not a wrench head at all. I just lifted my hood for the first time in 6 months and there is mud everywhere!

How do you guys clean under the hood? Im guessing power washer is a bad idea....

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:36 AM   #2
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Most self-service car washes have an engine cleaner option or you can buy engine cleaner/degreaser at a local store and use it.

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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I once took a TJ I owned to a guy who does detailing out of an oil change shop. It was a while ago, but I believe he used the pressure washer from the car wash to bit some of the big stuff. He covered the air intake (I had Airraid CAI) with a plastic bag. Then I want to say he used brake cleaner to clean anything greasy.
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Thanks guys, ill look into that
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:04 PM   #5
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I use self serve car wash. This sounds crazy but I wash the engine with the engine running so I won't have a problem starting it if some electrical parts get wet.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:52 AM   #6
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I use a hose, rag and simple green on my cold motor and I never had a problem getting and keeping it clean. Plus remove the hood mat.




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Old 08-15-2014, 11:27 PM   #7
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Cover air intake, battery and alternator with foil, spray degreaser and lightly rinse with hose. Only washed once in a few years though.
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:13 PM   #8
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I use a hose, rag and simple green on my cold motor and I never had a problem getting and keeping it clean. Plus remove the hood mat.
thats pretty dirty, i think i gotcha beat (on the dirt, def not the rig)
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:04 PM   #9
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Simple green does a great job, although there isn't any really nasty clay mud around here which may be a bigger challenge.

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