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Old 04-24-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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How to clean Engine

I was wonder what is the best way to clean your engine and your engine bay? Can you just pressure wash it, if you dont get it in your intake?
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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got to autozone they got a good degreaser its liquid don't get the jell 1 it says original on the can. use atleast 2 cans. you can pressure wash it just don't spray the Throtle body, alternator, and fuse box and you will be ok. make sure the car is on
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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thanks bro. you know how much it is ?
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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I have a link that I will post for you that I did on my scion tc. Let me find it real quick.
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Here you go: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190120

It is pretty detailed, hopefully it helps you out. If you have more questions, let me know.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:45 PM   #6
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dont pressure wash it. trust me
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:50 PM   #7
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thanks bro that helps alot ill post pics soon when i get all the stuff and clean it
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:23 PM   #8
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Here you go: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190120

It is pretty detailed, hopefully it helps you out. If you have more questions, let me know.
this was a great thread i going to do this this weekend
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:32 PM   #9
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:41 PM   #10
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Here you go: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190120

It is pretty detailed, hopefully it helps you out. If you have more questions, let me know.


^Good stuff!
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:44 AM   #11
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going to clean my engine like this to this weekend nice thread bro..
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #12
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:46 AM   #13
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Here you go: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190120

It is pretty detailed, hopefully it helps you out. If you have more questions, let me know.
bookmarked this:D thanks bro
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:56 AM   #14
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dont pressure wash it. trust me
why not pressure wash it?
and what about the different tips?
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:10 AM   #15
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If you use a plastic bag to cover your intake and distributor you can pressure wash your engine and bay. I did on my prelude with no problems. You just have to be careful when spraying..
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:15 AM   #16
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Here you go: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190120

It is pretty detailed, hopefully it helps you out. If you have more questions, let me know.
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Great write-up! Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #17
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Some type of engine degreaser let sit for a few minutes then presure wash it at a do it yourself carwash.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:23 PM   #18
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #19
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I've seen people destroy distributors and alternators with pressure washers.... Just because it didnt ruin it this time doesn't mean it's safe. Just get a good brush some engine brite, maybe a little brake clean and go to town.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #20
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Here you go: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190120

It is pretty detailed, hopefully it helps you out. If you have more questions, let me know.
Dude your bay is beautiful lol Im doing this, this weekend
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:24 PM   #21
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I have a link that I will post for you that I did on my scion tc. Let me find it real quick.
Thx man I learned how to do it now also bookmarked it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #22
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I pressure wash my engine atleast once a month. I cover my air intake and distributor. I also use compressed air at work to blow all the water off right after i spray it down too. i make sure it is dry as soon as i am done. been doin this for years and never had a problem with it.
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The problem comes from old or broken connectors getting water into them and slowly corroding after washing away whatever grease was in there from the factory. Not to mention distributors, alternators, cruise control modules, sensors, etc.

Newer cars are much safer to pressure wash. Just remember that just cuz it looks great when ur done, doesn't means that evil water/solvents are in there eatin away at shit. The older a car is, and the more work done on it, the more there is a chance for water ingress in the wrong places.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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never had a problem pressure washing... although i only shoot the block and trans, nothing above that.
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The problem comes from old or broken connectors getting water into them and slowly corroding after washing away whatever grease was in there from the factory. Not to mention distributors, alternators, cruise control modules, sensors, etc.

Newer cars are much safer to pressure wash. Just remember that just cuz it looks great when ur done, doesn't means that evil water/solvents are in there eatin away at shit. The older a car is, and the more work done on it, the more there is a chance for water ingress in the wrong places.
that is very true. Atleast once a week i have a car come in to my bay cause the detailers pressure spray the engines on low maintenance trade in's and i am having to clean out and die electric greasing sparkplug wires or injector connectors from water. Once a year i unplug all fmy connectors and clean them with electrical parts cleaner and die electric grease my connectors except the main harness connectors or the larger multiwire connectors. Plus after i clean my engine i use cd2 engine detailer. Its silcone based so it doesnt soak into the insulation on the wires but keeps them from getting brittle. B
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #26
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that is very true. Atleast once a week i have a car come in to my bay cause the detailers pressure spray the engines on low maintenance trade in's and i am having to clean out and die electric greasing sparkplug wires or injector connectors from water. Once a year i unplug all fmy connectors and clean them with electrical parts cleaner and die electric grease my connectors except the main harness connectors or the larger multiwire connectors. Plus after i clean my engine i use cd2 engine detailer. Its silcone based so it doesnt soak into the insulation on the wires but keeps them from getting brittle. B
Damn this is some good info ..... I would like to know a little more detail on this like product names & how often you do all this to your vehicle ?
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:11 AM   #27
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P-P-P-P-Purple Power! I use a rag and wrap it tight around my fingers. Spray rag, rub, change to clean spot on rag.

Here's a good one, but I've yet to try it:
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/foru...p?f=24&t=17353
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #28
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I've done the WD-40 method a few times, works great. ^
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #29
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brake parts cleaner for engine components
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #30
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found these pics, wd-40 paint brush method i did.

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