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#95591 - 4th May 2006 2:22pm Cleaning My Engine Bay
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I WAS JUST WONDER WHAT EVERYONE USES FOR CLEANING THERE ENGINE BAY WANA CLEAN MINE. BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BEST DEGREASER/CLEANING STUFF OUT THERE!

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#95592 - 4th May 2006 2:28pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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That spray on "Gunk" is pretty good smile

Warm the engine, spray that on and jet wash off - just be careful of the air filter and electrics smile
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#95593 - 4th May 2006 2:33pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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Some people keep then running,
but i'm not sure if thats the safest method.

Just give it a good run afterwards
to remove any damp that you cant see.
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#95594 - 4th May 2006 7:06pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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i use GUNK spray on mine i also wrap the electic bits in plastic takes time but worth it..
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#95595 - 4th May 2006 7:25pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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whoa, captain caps lock, take it easy.

You'll need 2 jars of elbow grease and a steam cleaner
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#95596 - 4th May 2006 7:54pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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In my younger years i used to use diesel, a paint brush and hot water.

Dip your paint brush un a tub of diesel, brush off the dirt from your engine bay and then rinse it down with hot water. (Cold water does work but not as good) The diesel acts as a de-greaser and the water washes it all away.

It takes about 1 hour but it looks great when its done. Costs buttons (£1.00 of diesel)

You can buy engine laquer so when its all done and dry then spray the laquer over the engine and it dries like a shiney dick happy

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cover up up any electrical boxes.
Cover up air filter and air intakes.
Dont put too much water by spart plugs.

Your engine may well misfire once your finished but dont worry as its just the damp and the damp will evaporate. It may be worth taking it for a good run to warm the engine as the damp will evaporate faster with heat.

Sorted.......

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#95597 - 4th May 2006 8:36pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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im the daddy of clean bays mate (well on here anyway smile )

i got some CD2 stuff from halfords and its in 2 stages and works a treat. one cleans and one details

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#95598 - 7th May 2006 12:39am Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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nothing wrong with a cloth and abit of elbow grease! auto glym show and shine spray makes everything look like new again!
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#95599 - 12th May 2006 12:44pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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cheers boys i'll ave ago

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#95600 - 12th May 2006 2:18pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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I have heard coca cola does wonders for cleaning engines.
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#95601 - 12th May 2006 7:50pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
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I've heard its better for drinking tease

I tried that gunk stuff and with a bit of elbow grease, it's starting to shine like new, newer than new even. I can see the white paint shinign through under the hard yellow drippy stuffs and the oil and dirt. So yeah, recommended, but pricey
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