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Engine Degreaser, is it safe?

Is it safe to blast hot water on my ingine after soaking with Engine Brite degreaser? Should I be careful not to get something wet. I'm doing this at a do-it -yourself car wash. Hope it starts after. Should I worry or be careful???

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I use industrial strength degreaser every month and 3000 psi very close and never had problems


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Me too. I pressure wash the hell out of mine hot or cold and never had problems. Just don't spray directly into the alternator.


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I have never tired using it to degrease a motor, but go to a dollar Tree and get La totally awsome and spray it all ove and let it Set for a min or so and spray it off I love this stuff and its only $1

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ZEP 1 gal. Industrial Purple Degreaser ZU0856128 at The Home Depot
Pick yourself up a bottle of ^this stuff.
I use it on my truck, and all of the equipment on the farm. Be careful though, it's powerful enough to burn your skin if you don't wash it off.
Pour some into a spray bottle (concentrated) and go to town. Avoid the usual electronic components. I try to avoid pressure washing the engine bay on my truck. A garden hose works fine, but that's just my overpriced .02cents.

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I find that for really thick, caked on, greasy ****... that its best to use purple power w/ a paper towl/cloth and go to town. My engine bay on one of my vehicles went from soaking you in grease up to your elbows just by popping the hood and checking oil, to where I can touch most things underhood and not have any grease remnants on my finger tips.


that was only 15mins of scrubbing and 4 papertowels... I ran out of paper towel and got pissed off and didn't spend more time on it.
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I find that for really thick, caked on, greasy ****... that its best to use purple power w/ a paper towl/cloth and go to town. My engine bay on one of my vehicles went from soaking you in grease up to your elbows just by popping the hood and checking oil, to where I can touch most things underhood and not have any grease remnants on my finger tips.


that was only 15mins of scrubbing and 4 papertowels... I ran out of paper towel and got pissed off and didn't spend more time on it.
Yea that's why I wash mine almost weekly that way when I have to do something it's clean


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The owners manual lists the few parts that need to be avoided while pressure washing. If I recall its the air box,,alternator and fuel filter cap area. I may be mistaking but it is definitely in there.


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^Pressure washing or steam cleaning? I've pressure wash a lot of engines but I will never steam clean one.

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Washing I think. Ill have to double check when I get off work.


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