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best way to clean your motor?

my motor and stuff is pretty dirty i would like to get it cleaned up and looking good. looking for ideas on the best ways and products to do so. is it a pressures washer after spraying it down with degreaser or brake/parts cleaner and a rag with lots of elbow grease. looking to here the ways people keep it looking good.

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Pressure washing is a possibility, but you need to be sure to foil wrap your important electrical components, disconnecting the battery, cover any intakes, etc. Use the lowest water pressure possible.

Personally, I'd spray down the bay with a mild degreaser (I like Optimum Power Clean 3:1 unless your really dirty, then use full strength but test an inconspicuous area first.) , and use some various size brushes to get into the nooks n crannies, cover the important stuff, and then use a low pressure stream of water to rinse the bay. After that, use a vinyl dressing (Aerospace 303 protectant is my fav) to shine up your plastics & hoses.

Just be careful, use common sense, and you should be ok.
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Use a good degreaser like grease off and use it in excess but I do not recommend a pressure washer. Just the garden hose. I dont even recommend putting your thumb over it.

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