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Old 02-16-2003, 01:20 AM   #1
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Whats the most effective way...On my truck I take it to the car wash pressure spray and wipe down...Works well for my truck...OK for my rex ? What cleaning solutions do you use?
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Old 02-16-2003, 02:10 AM   #2
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How about that engine cleaner spray (Foamy Engine Brite??) that they sell at many auto parts stores?
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Old 02-16-2003, 02:51 AM   #3
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I use simple green and it works great.
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Old 02-16-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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How about that engine cleaner spray (Foamy Engine Brite??) that they sell at many auto parts stores?
Brand name of the foaming engine bright is Gunk. I use that and simple green.
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:14 AM   #5
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Another vote for Simple Green here. On my last car, after a "duh" moment (leaving the oil fill cap off and driving around with it like that for a day ) Simple Green and a scrub brush returned my already dirty engine bay back into a nearly showroom-clean masterpiece. Great stuff. But you'll need a whole bottle to clean up a mess like that. If you keep after it and wash under the hood once or twice a year, it's much easier. Oh, yeah...and a hot engine cleans better than a cool one. My .02
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:40 AM   #6
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Simply green here also...
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:50 AM   #7
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I use simple green and it works great.
Yup, that and a tough brush and tough old tooth brush work great.

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Old 02-16-2003, 12:42 PM   #8
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when I had my jeep i used two cans of engine gunk,,, and two cans of brake cleaner,,, it was Moses parting the red sea,,, then just use a hose W/ a light mist to wash it all off,,,



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Old 02-16-2003, 03:01 PM   #9
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don't you have to cover some lines up...just in case if using a hose?

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Old 02-16-2003, 06:53 PM   #10
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Simple Green followed by "303" spray onto tubes and plastic...looks like just drove out of the factory door.
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Old 02-16-2003, 06:57 PM   #11
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Keep the engine running while you are cleaning it though, let the car sit before you start cleaning for a couple of hours. Start the engine and spray down with a garden hose. Spray all areas that need to be cleaned with Simple Green and let sit for five minutes. Spray off with garden hose and leave engin running for a good half hour after cleaning. A good ride ion the highway helps too. Be mindful of the electronics, don't dowse them w/ water. Simple Green Rules!
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