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Old 07-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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What do you guys use to clean and dust off the engine bay?
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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wow...are you guys serious? can this get rid of the black soot on my intake manifold?
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:45 PM   #5
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:00 PM   #6
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There are other products that the members use on here, although most will agree with SG. Try a search for "Engine Cleaning" or something to that extent. I personally use SG and it's GREAT
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:06 PM   #7
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wow...are you guys serious? can this get rid of the black soot on my intake manifold?
this stuff can get ANYTHING out / off of ANYTHING. seriously.

if something is really bad, dont dilute it... just spray it straight on. when i clean my wheels this is what i do. i dont even have to worry about scrubbing or anything. all the brake dust and stuff just comes off when the simple green flows off the wheel. the stuff is amazing.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:11 PM   #8
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this stuff can get ANYTHING out / off of ANYTHING. seriously.

if something is really bad, dont dilute it... just spray it straight on. when i clean my wheels this is what i do. i dont even have to worry about scrubbing or anything. all the brake dust and stuff just comes off when the simple green flows off the wheel. the stuff is amazing.
do you have a polished finish on your wheels? I'd be a little afraid to try it on my SSR Professors.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #9
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Vote three for Simple Green.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:17 PM   #10
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Vote four for simple green. it's really good.
just make sure that the engine is cold, to avoid cracking something.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:49 PM   #11
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do you have a polished finish on your wheels? I'd be a little afraid to try it on my SSR Professors.
I use it on my BBS's and it doesn't harm anything
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:54 PM   #12
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I take my car to one of the self-wash bays. Most have an engine cleaner, soak everything and then hit it with the high-pressure rinse. Works great! I never have to cover/protect anything,just clean it and drive away. Try not to get any on your paint though. I did once, sprayed it off, no harm done.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:58 PM   #13
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Vote 5 for simple green. Works great on fluid caps along with an old toothbrush.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:15 PM   #14
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Simple Green works great
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:56 PM   #15
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I take my car to one of the self-wash bays. Most have an engine cleaner, soak everything and then hit it with the high-pressure rinse. Works great! I never have to cover/protect anything,just clean it and drive away. Try not to get any on your paint though. I did once, sprayed it off, no harm done.
I'm a bit weary spraying down my engine with water, I'm afraid I might short something out.

Since everyone is agreeing with SG, I'll steal some from the janitor's closet at the office and start experimenting. Thanks guys!

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Old 07-27-2005, 12:06 AM   #16
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do you have a polished finish on your wheels? I'd be a little afraid to try it on my SSR Professors.
i dont give a rats ass about my stock wrx wheels. i often leave them dirty as they have a slightly bronze look when dirty that i dig.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:10 AM   #17
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I'm a bit weary spraying down my engine with water, I'm afraid I might short something out.

Since everyone is agreeing with SG, I'll steal some from the janitor's closet at the office and start experimenting. Thanks guys!

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hell, I spray my engine compartment down all the time, just not with a concentrated blast

the engine bay does get wet when you drive in the rain
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:19 AM   #18
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....I'll steal some from the janitor's closet at the office and start experimenting....

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That's great!
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:38 AM   #19
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i'm a lil late posting for this.. but used "Oil-Eater" damn stuff can make human fat disapear... well.. almost.. but it works really good at cleaning out your engine bay... used a few times :0
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:50 AM   #20
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i'm a lil late posting for this.. but used "Oil-Eater" damn stuff can make human fat disapear... well.. almost.. but it works really good at cleaning out your engine bay... used a few times :0
I'm a little scared to ask but why how do you know it will remove human fat from your engine compartment? Just a tip to help keep that from happening again. You are supposed to turn on the engien and let it cool before you start working on it.
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:04 AM   #21
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hell, I spray my engine compartment down all the time, just not with a concentrated blast

the engine bay does get wet when you drive in the rain
i don't drive in the rain or snow
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:24 AM   #22
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^^^ or over bridges, through tunnels, or any roads that turn left ...
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:16 AM   #23
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^^^ or over bridges, through tunnels, or any roads that turn left ...
what he said....basically my car only goes in a straight line.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:28 AM   #24
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For a clean and detail, I like that CD2 stuff that is basically a can of Engine Brite and Tire Foam.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:54 AM   #25
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ZEP brake cleaner, it will take off any crap produced by your engine with out scrubbing or washing. plus its self drying
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