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Old 11-13-2007, 03:30 PM
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Engine Washing?

Is it okay to spray degreaser on the engine and rinse it with a garden hose. I know with my F150 I couldn't do this because of the plugs and boots etc. I have quite a bit of grime I would like to remove.
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I've done mine with a power washer!! left the engine running and had NO problems Bill
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I keep my motor running and spray the degreaser and wash off immediately. I have done it with all of my trucks gas and diesel. I have never hade any problems. Someone might have a better suggestion but that is what I do.
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Sorry your post wasn't there when I sent mine.
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Unless it's really cruddy, on a cool engine just spray WD-40 in there and use some elbow grease.

I usually put plastic grocery bags over the air filter, electronics, etc. etc. and use the garden hose in a very light and cautious fashion of where I'm spraying and how much, be sure to rinse the degreaser you use off really well, then let dry. That's what I do.

Compressed air usually helps get rid of the water faster.
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when my engine is cold i spray it down with simple green and let it soak for a couple mins then take the power washer to it and the engine looks new this my 3rd powerstroke been doing it for years and have never had a problem
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I have pics of how clean I keep my engine in my webshots at the bottom of the page. I don't use engine cleaners or simple green. The engine cleaners will stink so bad for the next month you will be sorry you ever used them. Simple Green will etch aluminum if left on to long, I use the purple degreaser or something similar. You should cover the alt, and the power steering fluid cap as it has a small air hole. I find it's better to spray on a warm motor, NOT HOT!!!, let it sit for 15 min , then hose off with a high pressure hose, not a power washer!! Also try not to spray the hose directly at any connections. I then let the truck sit with the hood open all day to dry. Many have had problems starting a truck right after washing the engine, and it can be a real pain to take apart all your connections and dry them with a hair dryer. I like to do this on warm days, it dries faster. Then I use a product called Engine Detailer from AZ, it leaves a nice clean engine without bad odors. If you have any ?'s just PM me.
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