When I watched this video, I wasn't impressed. I don't know why, I just wasn't. It seems like he just came up with it on the spot. Also it seems like it would take an eternity, and only last a short while.
The engine cleaning tips weren't made up for the video. Many detailers use that exact same procedure.
As for it being a lot of work that is undone the first time the jeep goes offroad, once the engine bay is clean it is easy to keep it that way. Dust just blows off with an air hose and all it usually takes is a quick wipe down to look great. Sometimes I take some "satin" tire dressing and spray it on a rag and then wipe down the hoses and plastic parts. It leaves no residue and dust doesn't stick.
Bottom line: Its nice being able to work in an engine bay without getting covered in dirt and grease. Also, leaks are easier to spot, trace and address before they become serious if the rest of the machinery isn't covered with oil.
Ahh chrisfix! I like his videos. I thought about doing this, but honestly I'm so lazy. Generally when I'm working on something, engine or drivetrain etc I'll clean it with a rag or something. That's about the extent I go to. Eventually I'll get every component!
I've been thinking about does this just to remove some of the built up grime, but certainly don't care to have it show room looking. I do like Chris Fix's video on how to change your own blinker fluid though. Has saved me a LOT of $$$. I think my blinkers have a leak. Maybe cleaning the engine bay will help me see it.
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