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Old 08-27-2016, 12:17 PM   #226
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Avoid spraying water on air filter, battery and alternator or use foil or plastic to cover the exposed parts.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:09 PM   #227
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So I've done the scrubbing bubbles cleaning on my engine bay twice and for the most part it got rid of a ton of built up grease and grime. My chassis ID plate was unreadable and my shock pillars and firewall were basically black before I tried scrubbing bubbles.

While I am happy with the overall results I need to find something to scrub my intake manifold. I was thinking a stiff bristled plastic brush as I'm afraid even a soft metal brush is going to start polishing the manifold and I don't want that. I just want to clean out all the nooks and crannies that don't seem to respond to the scrubbing bubbles. Suggestions? Or is the stiff plastic brush going to be my best bet?
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:10 AM   #228
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Suggestions? Or is the stiff plastic brush going to be my best bet?
Easy Off Oven Cleaner.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:51 PM   #229
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Ugh...that stuff stinks. I prefer my engine to smell like fresh linen or cut lemons, thank you very much.

I'll give it a shot. Do I spray it on cold and then run the engine? Similar to cleaning the oven.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:22 AM   #230
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If any of you 15+ WRX owners looking to wash your engine I highly recommend you don't take off the engine cover. I heard stories of people breaking the bottom clips on the first or second try since they become fragile over time.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:02 PM   #231
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Always use this stuff in the bathroom never knew it could be used as engine bay cleaner good to know
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:28 PM   #232
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So I've done the scrubbing bubbles cleaning on my engine bay twice and for the most part it got rid of a ton of built up grease and grime. My chassis ID plate was unreadable and my shock pillars and firewall were basically black before I tried scrubbing bubbles.

While I am happy with the overall results I need to find something to scrub my intake manifold. I was thinking a stiff bristled plastic brush as I'm afraid even a soft metal brush is going to start polishing the manifold and I don't want that. I just want to clean out all the nooks and crannies that don't seem to respond to the scrubbing bubbles. Suggestions? Or is the stiff plastic brush going to be my best bet?
I was told by someone I know to try WD-40 on the manifold and small brush. I'm going to try an old toothbrush.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:59 AM   #233
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Engine bay cleaning could be one of the critical topics whichneed an immense expertise. And additionally, you need to follow the guidelines in the user manuals which help you get an expert knowledge of the engine bay.
But if you lost the user manual for your vehicle, you could get a copy of it most effectively at manuals.co.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:04 AM   #234
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Engine bay cleaning could be one of the critical topics which need an immense expertise.
Wat? Just spray with scrubbing bubbles, agitate with various sized brushes and rinse with a spray bottle of water or a garden sprayer full of water. Avoid alternator and obvious wire connections.. Let it sit and drip dry for a few minutes. Blow engine dryish with a shop vac or similar, wipe dry with microfiber.

The car gets plenty damp under the hood when you drive in a rain storm.. you don't need to overthink it unless you are working with high pressure and or high volumes of water. If you take your time and dont use a pressure washer or hose you probably wont mess it up.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:05 AM   #235
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I was told by someone I know to try WD-40 on the manifold and small brush. I'm going to try an old toothbrush.
Wouldn't that be messy and stinky when the engine warms up? It would be hard to rinse all the residue off...
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:27 AM   #236
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Wat? Just spray with scrubbing bubbles, agitate with various sized brushes and rinse with a spray bottle of water or a garden sprayer full of water. Avoid alternator and obvious wire connections.. Let it sit and drip dry for a few minutes. Blow engine dryish with a shop vac or similar, wipe dry with microfiber.

The car gets plenty damp under the hood when you drive in a rain storm.. you don't need to overthink it unless you are working with high pressure and or high volumes of water. If you take your time and dont use a pressure washer or hose you probably wont mess it up.
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