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Question Cleaning my engine compartment?????

I want to clean up the engine and my engine compartment. Is it safe to spray it out with water or pressure washer??? What do I need to be careful with??? Any suggestions on cleaners or degreasers????



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Any degreaser will work. I use the Purple something from Nappa. I don't recommend high pressure just use the hose and rinse the engine down avoiding the alternator. I usually start it up right away to blow any water that might have gotten into the alternator.

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you can also put a plastic bag over the alternator as well

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obviously avoid any electronics as much as possible and they also reccomend the motor being cool. I use gunk Engine degreaser, pretty good stuff

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awsome! thanks guys



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I use Engine Brite from Seal Gunk, it comes in a spray can you can get it at pretty much every part store. Then you follow the directions I always use a pressure washer to rinse my engine.


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Lets get some pics of clean engines
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you suck man, I dont think I could ever get mine that clean, let alone stay that way hahaha

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you suck man, I dont think I could ever get mine that clean, let alone stay that way hahaha
Hahaha mine needs a bath again its been a long winter

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