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post #1 of 12 Old 09-30-2009, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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washing underhood

well, after I hit a few monster puddles mudding, the whole engine compartment is filthy. can I just hitit with a pressure washer, or is a hose better?

any spots to stay away from? it looks bad, and I need to do a cleanup. thanks for any advice
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I personally would not use a pressure washer on any engine bay. It may not be harmful, but I just wouldn't take the risk. I'd stick with using some sort of mild degreaser and a garden hose.

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okay. so I was gonna use some concentrated simple green.

I've used it before and it works great. I also have a few cans of aresol engine degreaser.

other then that, its okay to get everything wet?
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it is fine to get everything wet... there is a product called grease lighting which works well... i have used it many times.....


as for water... make sure the engine is running and you can use a pressure washer or a garden hose without an issue...

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Everytime I pressure wash an engine I always get an electrical gremlin. I now hand wipe everything off with a damp clean cloth.
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i would suggest that the engine is not hot when doing it.

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i would suggest that the engine is not hot when doing it.
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yeah not hot, but running none the less to burn off any water that does make its way where it shouldnt be....

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Ill tell you what I do if you want a clean engine bay. Use the degreaser like everyone else said. After you get it clean you can spray tire shine all over under your hood then wipe it down with a damp rag to get all the drips your engine bay will be CLEAN!
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