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Old 04-29-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Engine Cleaning

I wanna Clean all the mud off my engine(at least the most i can get at) But soup and water just isnt cutting it,Any ideas?
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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I wanna Clean all the mud off my engine(at least the most i can get at) But soup and water just isnt cutting it,Any ideas?
try some stew or chowder may help a little

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:00 AM   #3
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youre using the wrong soup!
try some minestone!

is it just mud? or is it other things?

i dont recommend it, but someone once told me oven cleaner will work like a champ.

like i said, DONT come back and blame me! i didnt say anything

actually dont do it, its kinda retarded if you ask me.
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there is an engine spray out on market
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:54 AM   #5
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I find my engine likes a nice tomato for its cleaning purposes

Just go to any place that sells automotive chemicals and get a couple cans of good old GUNK foaming engine cleaner. It will make that engine shine like a new penny
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:59 AM   #6
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marine clean works wonders. it comes in the POR-15 kit, but you can buy it separately. i used it on the entire engine compartment of my '83 CJ7. it took off all of the caked on mud that had built up in the engine compartment for the past 26 years. i love mud and wheel in the pine barrens and at rausch creek, so i know about caked on mud.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:21 AM   #7
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Gunk and a pressure washer if its oil/grease/mud. just pressure washer if its only mud.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:50 AM   #8
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I spray everything with oven cleaner foam. Than after 10-15 minutes I clean it with the garden hose.
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How do you avoid water getting in the engine or even ruining anything electrical? I need to do this on my wife's engine but am afraid of repercussions.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:28 AM   #10
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I get engine warm, cover up any electical part that can; wiring, pcm, etc with plastic bag.. I have had good luck with simple green for miled stuff or purple power for the heavy stuff. both avliable at local part stores... Spray it on let sit for 5-10 minutes and spray off...
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i was going to suggest simple green, but since you already did... we use it at work for cleaning up our 3000 ton hydraulic pres break. it works great.
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Simple Green is some good stuff....
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:05 PM   #13
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LOL - He said mud, not grease. Minestrone or Chicken Noodle soup should wet the mud so it rinses off. Avoid French Onion, it can ruin wiring.

Now if it's grease and oil, that's different - add a little Tobasco to some Pico De Gallo - smear it on with corn chips, rinse it off with Miller Light - that should do it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:23 PM   #14
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I wash mine at the car wash all the time. I just try to avoid shooting the spray directly at any of the sensors or electrical connectors and don't get too close with the spray. Never had any problems.
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as long as you dont spray water in the intake, you'll be fine. I sprayed the shit out of mine with garden hose and presure washer. Nothing happened.
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I just use Pinesol. I wash my engines any time I wash the outside. Never have had an issue with any vehicle I've owned. I even spritz the engine down after washing off the grime to keep that fresh pine smell.
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Once you are done spraying it off start it immediately, the heat will dry it off and not give the water a chance to sit and seep into anything. WD-40 also works great for helping with wet wires dry.
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... a clean engine!? Jeez, try vagasil... or summers eve.




j/k... simple green is a good way and it won't hurt animals/plants etc like engine cleaners will.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:15 PM   #19
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... a clean engine!? Jeez, try vagasil... or summers eve.
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I use simple green to get the dirt and what ever small amount of grime it has then after it dried i sprayed it with the groits under carriage cleaner, engine looks brand new. I do this 1 every 2 weeks.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:52 PM   #21
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^ once every 2 weeks !? wow !
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I sprayed the shit out of mine with garden hose and presure washer. Nothing happened.

You go wheeling in s**t ? Or do they have the roads paved with it in your area.....
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I always used simple green and it worked great on my MX bike also
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:03 PM   #24
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i heard urine works quite well, but my neighbors thought I was weird pissing in my engine
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #25
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Great thread for a chckle before leaving work, thanks Mclaughlin_1234, great typo. I just spray with the hose but I don't get to get it dirty that much these days.
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^nice link about impeaching Obama...im glad you have some common sense
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I dont recomend power washing a modern engine, the power washer can overcome the rubber grommets on the electrical connectors and allow moisture to seep overtime, and then engine codes begin. If you must power wash, unplug the connectors afterwards, apply dielectric grease and check the rubber grommets. Good luck!
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Just use a can of engine cleaner and use high pressure hose just when using the high pressure hose stand back because it like 30% water 70% air so should be ok
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Does all of this stuff work w a Hemi engine too? I have wire everywhere on the motor and it needs to be cleaned under The hood bad but I'm scared something will fry if I spray it with those hose

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