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Old 05-18-11, 08:41 AM   #1
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How would I go about cleaning the engine?
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Pretty common thing. Searching here or google will get you what you like.
try this.
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/inf-engine.html
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Don't spray any water in the engine bay b/c of ALL the sensors on these engines. They're so sensitive to begin with. In the old days, before everyone was concerned about the enviroment and before all the sensors, we used to steam clean the engines. But that is now illegal in Ct., I think it's still legal in Ma. I don't recommend it but If you decide to go that route, make sure all the electronics are wrapped up nice and tight.
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I just hand clean mine every month. Simple water and rag.
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I just use what's around, usually a window/general surface cleaner for everything up top and a strong dish detergent like Dawn for the bottom and any oil/fluid splatters. For scrubbing the bottom of the engine/tranny I use an old toilet brush mounted on a pole, gets most of it without getting on the ground, didn't cost anything and reused something that would have just gone to the landfill. Keep the electrics dry at all costs.
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I will spray a de-greaser on certain parts and wipe off with a damp rag. Too many electronics and those don't play well with water. Not to mention the crevices that if you wash it down, the mix of water oil-grease will not evaporate but remain as a gooey mess.
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Thanks for the input guys, I think Ill go with the hand cleaning route. just to be safe.
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