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Old 07-28-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default how to properly clean engine bay on 06 wrx?

here is a pic of my engine bay how should i clean it?

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Old 07-28-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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pressure washer, just dont get to close and try to work around all the wires and computers.
i go to those self serve car washes, and clean my engine bay everytime i go to one. its cleeeaaaaannnnn (i also leave the motor run during the engine bay wash for piece of mind)
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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What about his short ram intake?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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What about his short ram intake?
lol common sense says make sure you stick the pressure washer into the cone. you want a clean intake right??

a little mist wont hurt the motor as long as youre not being ridiculous with it
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:04 PM   #5
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I was kinda asking more of how you guys cover it up? What works for everyone?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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plastic jewel bag?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #7
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this is how i do it

http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-Videos_DVD5_5.aspx

follow up with some dressing and you should be good to go
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #8
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wow good vid.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:06 PM   #9
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seriously cant believe i just watched that lmao
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:59 PM   #10
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honestly, just a hose and a rag is fine. Just try to keep the hose away from electrical connections.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:15 AM   #11
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Cool

There are a million good threads on this here.. do a quick search.. it is your best friend on this one...

In the mean time this may interest you and is very informative:

(oh and is the correct way to clean your engine!)

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...es_engine.html

to sum it up all you really need is:

1 bottle of P21S
1 bottle of Aerospace 303
1 soft horsehair brush and maybe a soft tooth brush
aluminum foil

These are excellent products and you cannot go wrong.. have done this many times with amazing results!!

Your engine bay still looks like it is in good shape and shouldn't take to much to clean it.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:33 AM   #12
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
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thank you, gentlemen.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:19 PM   #14
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here is my engine bay. 2005 STi. 40xxx miles. still looks brand new.
self serve car wash pressure washer.
nuff said

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