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Old 04-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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How to clean engine?

How do u clean a muddy engine?
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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U umm take it to a car wash and spray it off haha o and be sure not to spray into air filter and if the car wash has a decreaser spray some of that let it soak for a few then spray and spray it will come clean eventually

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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Put a plastic bag over the air intake, get some simple green and your garden hose, and go nuts. It will look new.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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Is it fine if the battery & spark plugs and everything besides the intake gets soaked?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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You drive in the rain....right????
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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Is it fine if the battery & spark plugs and everything besides the intake gets soaked?
Haha it should be fine o leave it running while doing it too
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Put a plastic bag over the air intake, get some simple green and your garden hose, and go nuts. It will look new.
That's what I use. That stuff to great for cleaning wheels too.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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You drive in the rain....right????
LoL! Yea and through deep puddles and rivers/creeks (well, one river-like creek so far)....

I am not very vehicle literate, but now I got a Jeep and can start learning junk and doing stuff myself instead of always taken it to the shop.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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I've always thought it's better to have the engine cool before hosing it down. May not make a difference but that's my thought..
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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I've always thought it's better to have the engine cool before hosing it down. May not make a difference but that's my thought..
Ive herd that it could break your engine block if its hot and you spray cold water on it.

Have not clue if thats true, but it does sound logical. But on the other hand, your engine is hot when you drive through a cold river or mud puddle...
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #11
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I've always thought it's better to have the engine cool before hosing it down. May not make a difference but that's my thought..
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What I've found is that when it's hot and/or still running, the water evaporates too quickly and essentially "bakes" the dirt and mud onto anything that conducts heat.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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I just leave it running so if water does get in it Burns it and not just fill the motor but that's just me!

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