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Old 01-18-2011, 03:33 PM
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engine compartment cleanup advise

ive got a question about cleaning the engine compartment.other then probably pissing off my neighbor (which i dont care about considering i gotta listen to their kid attempt to learn how to play the trumpit. as he plays marry had a little lamb and jingle bells at the same time, while im BBQ on my deck) does anyone see anything wrong with spraying it down with brake cleaner to remove the dirt and crud??
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:45 PM
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I use simple green & a garden hose, might use some of the gunk on heavy stuff or a brush with the simple green. Just remember there's a lot of elect sensor & stuff on the engine
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:55 PM
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sounds stupid but I always have used scrubbing bubbles on my engines and it works great
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:57 PM
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forgot to mention, walmart bags on the electronics and alt
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brake cleaner will melt plastics
i use simple green
let it soak and rinse with a garden hose when engine is cold
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:10 PM
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i dont bother, no need for all that water in there just to be kinda clean....
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Castrol super clean works great
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:35 PM
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brake cleaner will melt plastics
not sure what kind of brake clean you are using but no it doesn't. Just leaves a nasty finish on pretty much everything.

Use an engine degreaser and multipurpose cleaner/soap water.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:31 AM
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what about purple power? or will that damage seals?
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:26 AM
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what about purple power? or will that damage seals?
I've used it with no probs
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