Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12450 Members
65 Forums
73744 Topics
996722 Posts
44 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (4436789, 15 invisible), 1186 Guests and 224 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Insecure sites. 580
Games for children 391
What is your Daily Exercise ? 373
Is this crime against humanity 333
Wanted Wii consul 241
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 216
Replacement Key Fob casing 208
Anyone read this ? 196
Taltalk Broadband Dying 181
Charity fishing match 161
New General Forums
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
Yesterday at 06:04 PM
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
14th Nov 2017 8:03pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Games for children
by granny
37 minutes 52 seconds ago
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:02 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly
Today at 05:00 PM
John Lewis advert
by buddy
Today at 12:01 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by Excoriator
Today at 11:39 AM
DIY advice needed
by yr20405
Yesterday at 11:23 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
where to get cheap carpet
by venice
Yesterday at 09:27 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:25 PM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#95591 - 4th May 2006 2:22pm Cleaning My Engine Bay
Macca GSI Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 28th Jun 2005
Posts: 332
Loc: trannmere
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!

Top
Google Ads
#95592 - 4th May 2006 2:28pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
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
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#95593 - 4th May 2006 2:33pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21085
Loc: Wirral
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.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#95594 - 4th May 2006 7:06pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
Garry_St Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 9th Nov 2005
Posts: 584
Loc: wallasey
i use GUNK spray on mine i also wrap the electic bits in plastic takes time but worth it..
_________________________

Top
#95595 - 4th May 2006 7:25pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
lazy_ben Offline
Wise One

Registered: 5th Jan 2004
Posts: 868
Loc: Moreton
whoa, captain caps lock, take it easy.

You'll need 2 jars of elbow grease and a steam cleaner
_________________________


new msn/email: bena3turbo@hotmail.com

Top
#95596 - 4th May 2006 7:54pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
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

Tips :

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.......

Top
#95597 - 4th May 2006 8:36pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
Gary Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Dec 2003
Posts: 1328
Loc: Wirral
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

Top
#95598 - 7th May 2006 12:39am Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
turbo_stu Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2006
Posts: 665
Loc: my head
nothing wrong with a cloth and abit of elbow grease! auto glym show and shine spray makes everything look like new again!
_________________________

always looking for those bigger bunches of bananas!

Top
#95599 - 12th May 2006 12:44pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
Macca GSI Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 28th Jun 2005
Posts: 332
Loc: trannmere
cheers boys i'll ave ago

Top
#95600 - 12th May 2006 2:18pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
AX_125 Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
I have heard coca cola does wonders for cleaning engines.
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#95601 - 12th May 2006 7:50pm Re: Cleaning My Engine Bay
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
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
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
Yesterday at 11:29 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
Games for children
by granny
Yesterday at 01:35 AM
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
For Sale & Free
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
Yesterday at 04:24 PM
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
15th Nov 2017 2:37pm
Wanted wii consul box
by dodie
15th Nov 2017 12:19pm
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Sep 2017
Posts: 6
Newest Members
monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo, JohnG74, kerryanne1980
12450 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
eggandchips (64)
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
Yesterday at 11:29 PM
Games for children
by granny
Yesterday at 01:35 AM
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
Police, St Josephs Primary, Woodchurch Road
by diggingdeeper
7th Nov 2017 3:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help 81
Charity fishing match 31
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:44am
Sunset Sat 4:10pm
Local Time Sat 7:07pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me