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Wash the Engine

sweetness

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I was curious. At those D.I.Y. drive up car washes there is always a setting "tire/Engine cleaner." Is that really safe to be spraying that stuff on the engine. i would be bagging the pcm if i did it, but I was hoping that it would make an easy way to wash all the grim and oil off of my engine block before showing it to a potential buyer. Any experience with these things? this setting isn't really a powerwash because the pressure is lower, but i am just wondering if there is anything that i should avoid getting wet.


BC
 

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most people have said just to cover up the fuse box and keep it on the low pressure with the motor running, i did it with a garden hose, it didnt really work (no soap), but i had no bad things happen with the motor afterwards
 

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yeah, fredos got it.

I did the same and WOW.....looks damm good.

I just covered the ALT, BAT, and FUSE box....

Sparyed simple green on my hot engine....wiated to soak for like 10 minutes.

I used the hose on gentle in most spots, but some I turned it on FUll blast for a few. i was pretty far away though.


Just took while to dry it all after wards....all the water gets caught under the SC in all those gaps and around the injectors PITA......
 

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Thanks guys. i appreciate the help. Imma make that engine bay shine for the guy that i am selling the car too. :D couldn't help in the cause. Hopefully it will only 4 weeks or so before i get my Z28!! :D I am so damn excited.

Bc
 
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I wash my engine all the time.. and I don't cover anything...
 
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GTPLEE

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Wash mine engine all the time leave the engine running and Simple green the hell out of it I usally cover my Thrasher CAI and thats it. The heat will dry your engine
 
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It's ok to get everything wet, just don't hit the important things with high pressure, ie: 02 sensor connector, coils, TPS, MAF. Everything else is fair game. I use a brass wire brush on the aluminum stuff with the simple green and it gets off the flaky white stuff real well.
 

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Use a engine degreaser/ or Simple green. Cover electrical and rubber things with plastic. Let it dry...next get CD-2 (only place ive seen it at is Autozone). Its the best engine detailer and will leave your engine looking shiny and clean! Good Luck!
 

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looks like I am giong to have to do this tomorrow......

my car decided it wanted to spray oil all over the engine bay!!! :eek: :angry:
 

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by next summer ill be smokin you :D

8 psi on a 4.11 rear end... low 11's Beat that :p

BC


SO EXCITED!
 

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one of my oil supply lines to my by pass filter decided to move down and get sliced by the cv boot clamp! what a mess.....all fixed now and clean....even washed the outside of my car :eek:

i'll post pics of the mess in a little bit.
 

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