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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning the engine bay

Anything I need to cover. All stock no aftermarket goodies. I plan on using some simple green and a gentle hosing off of the motor.


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Anything I need to cover. All stock no aftermarket goodies. I plan on using some simple green and a gentle hosing off of the motor.
I just open the hood and power wash with no problems. So I think you will be fine doing it your way.

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No need to cover anything. Just pop the hood and let 'er have it.

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As a matter of precaution, I cover key electronic components with plastic bags. Does not take long to do and I operate under the better safe than sorry school of thought. Personally I would not use a pressure washer because, water under pressure can easily find it's way into the multitude of electrical components and frankly with a good under hood/engine cleaning product, a pressure washer should not be needed.

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I use 100% simple green and a pressure washer
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what do you guys use to clean under the hood?
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Simple Green works great in cleaning the engine bay but be careful not to spray it on bare aluminums since it can speed up the corrosion.
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Liquid tide,,, HOTwatered down. Works great on oily sludge
Cleans up the crud on the wife's ferd all the time. ...ferd a real dirty word , always coming clean

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I've always just hit everything with the pressure washer. Usually run it around 190 degrees and 1000 psi. Cleaner is usually one from Karcher. I prefer butyl based cleaners on the really nasty stuff. Anti-corrosion agent helps. I will cover and avoid directly hitting electronic controls. Be careful with the pressure as you are usually working close to things with the nozzle. Do not use a turbo nozzle!

I've cleaned many vehicles and pieces of equipment many times over the years this way and never had a problem. There are just not enough hours in the day to deal with all the mess and grime we generate on the farm any other way.

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greased lightning works well too
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Dawn and simple green are the shiznit at cleaning grease

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