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post #1 of 15 Old 01-23-2011, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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7.3 Engine cleaning?

Hello my new trucks engine is really dirty can i clean it like i would a gasser? degreaser + pressure washer while its cold?
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I have power-washed mine, I used Gunk engine degreaser, the only thing I covered up was the exposed air filter element.....Fred

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Yea, just did mine. Used Castrol Super Clean, let it sit 10 mins, and used the Pressure Washer. I tried to avoid the alternator, but the rest was fair game
Also, I turned down the pressure on the pressure washer, doesn't take much to blow a seal

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Yea, just did mine. Used Castrol Super Clean, let it sit 10 mins, and used the Pressure Washer. I tried to avoid the alternator, but the rest was fair game
Also, I turned down the pressure on the pressure washer, doesn't take much to blow a seal

Oh yea, I am not responsible for any incidental damage to you, your vehicle, or any other property
Thank you and i do not hold you responsible for damages
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Your sig says CCSB?
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just don't use a rag with carb clean on the stickers, accidently wiped the build date right off my valve cover

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I need to do this to mine once the weather warms up a bit.

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I use greased lightning and a pressure washer. deffinetly do it when motor is cold the quick cooling of water on the turbo could crack the housing.
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