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How to detail engine compartment?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum to ask this question but what would you recommend would be the best way to give the engine a good shampoo? Mine is getting pretty grim looking and there is a lot of scary electrical components there. Thanks

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How to detail engine compartment?

I use the pressure washer! I start it up, let it run and douche it down!!


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Last time I used Mean Green I bought at the Dollar Store. Sprayed it on, waited a few minutes then hosed it of... Repeat as necessary.


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Last time I used Mean Green I bought at the Dollar Store. Sprayed it on, waited a few minutes then hosed it of... Repeat as necessary.


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Thanks Dave, so getting water in there isn 't a big deal?

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its not a big deal but it is.. I cover up the alternator, batteries, filter, ficm with trash bags. Then i wash the engine down with water out of a hose, no pressure washer. Then i air dry it with a leaf blower.. Do not wash the engine with the motor running- you do not want cold water to hit a hot engine block.

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its not a big deal but it is.. I cover up the alternator, batteries, filter, ficm with trash bags. Then i wash the engine down with water out of a hose, no pressure washer. Then i air dry it with a leaf blower.. Do not wash the engine with the motor running- you do not want cold water to hit a hot engine block.
Good tips, I kinda thought that hitting anything under the hood with a pressure washer might not go well.

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I use CRC 6-56 after the engine is dry. Apply with a dry cloth, spray on cloth or on engine parts, then wipe with same rag.
Leaves a nice protective coating on metals and plastics.
Renews the black on hoses, wire loom, weather stripping etc.
Gets rid of the white corrosion spots on bare aluminum too.
I wipe everything down under the hood, leaves a nice shine!!!

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I use CRC 6-56 after the engine is dry. Apply with a dry cloth, spray on cloth or on engine parts, then wipe with same rag.
Leaves a nice protective coating on metals and plastics.
Renews the black on hoses, wire loom, weather stripping etc.
Gets rid of the white corrosion spots on bare aluminum too.
I wipe everything down under the hood, leaves a nice shine!!!
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I have always used simply green and a pressure washer. Only precautions I took was to allow the motor to completely cool and also let the motor completely dry off before restarting. I've done this to all my diesels for the past 10 years without any problems!

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