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Old 04-26-2013, 07:22 PM
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Does your JK engine bay look this dirty after a trail run?

Went jeeping a few days ago, opened the hood today and this is what I saw. Normal for you guys? Did you just wipe it down? Doesn't bother me at all, just wanted to make sure this was normal looking

Have the rockhard engine skid, otherwise stock
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Yep. I just used the pressure washer and it cleaned up

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Haven't ever cleaned mine and it looks much worse
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No, mine is worse...

If you hose it off, make sure to cover the air intake FIRST! I stuff a rag in there and then cover it with a plastic bag. I use simple green first then hose it off or high pressure wash.
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IMO that is clean.... Good excuse to buy a pressure washer if you don't already have one.
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Scrubbing bubbles and a couple of hits with the pressure washer
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simple green and a garden hose
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garden hose and a rag works for me.
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I want to see how well the scrubbing bubbles works.. i just can't believe that everything will get clean by spraying it on and hosing it off.
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That's not bad, mine usually gets worse. Don't pressure wash it unless you use some paper bags to cover the intake and electrical parts, simple green works wonders under the hood, try it out.
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In all my years of detailing I have never fried an alternator nor did cover them. Just use common sense. Don't hold the water right over the alt. I always keep my engine running when washing.
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That's not bad, mine usually gets worse. Don't pressure wash it unless you use some paper bags to cover the intake and electrical parts, simple green works wonders under the hood, try it out.
uh.. paper bags?
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uh.. paper bags?
PLASTIC** bags. Sorry.
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PLASTIC** bags. Sorry.
lol.. sorry.. couldn't help it. Gonna try the scrubbing bubbles this weekend and see how it works.
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Yes mine looks that bad with no trail driving.
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Mine looks alot worse. I have gone through three horns in the past year because of mud somehow getting in and trying to clean it out. I tend to mistakenly spray water in it. I guess I could take it to the professionals, but where is the fun in that.
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Mine looks alot worse. I have gone through three horns in the past year because of mud somehow getting in and trying to clean it out. I tend to mistakenly spray water in it. I guess I could take it to the professionals, but where is the fun in that.
It seems you have matched my record for horn replacements...

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