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Old 08-25-2009, 09:25 PM
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STL sugested using Simple Green to clean the engine. You just spray it on a cold engine or warm engine, let it soak and rinse it off. Does it take care of grease and DIRT? What should be covered up from getting wet under the hood? It is very little grease, mostly dust and dirt, been driven on a dusty road quite a lot. Should the battery be disconnected? Just want to make sure that nothing gets shorted out with all that water. Could a pressure washer on low pressure, be used to rinse off the Simple Green? Lots of questions!

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:40 AM
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the green will work grate .,.if you hav the owners manual ti will tel you what to cover up .,and for the battery i dont think you need to disconnect it but i would .,.,but im paranoid .,.,.,hope that helps
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:49 AM
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cover the alt. battery the dist box on the back right corner

If u have a cold air intake take filter off and cover the hole. I always spray it when it is warm and let set for 10 minutes or so
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:01 AM
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yeah, id also reccomend covering the battery too
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:23 PM
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Simple Green it teh shiz!
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:24 AM
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use super clean.. but dont get on belts itll eat the shit outta them..
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:32 AM
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super clean.... suggested not to use it on belts because it'll eat them....


Looks like all underhood hoses will be ate too huh?



Simple Green FTW!! But to answer the OP.....if mud is dried on something, like the rubber hoses or plastic hoses, it won't come off unless it's aggitated with your fingers or a brush. That's how I detailed the hell out of my engine bay when the engine was out. Nothing like pulling an all nighter with a drop light, a hose, small flashlight, and a tooth brush accompanied with a hose!
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:18 AM
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do you cover them with just a rag, or somehting else?
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:29 AM
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I use seran-wrap to cover alternator/battery/and any main electrical components... then wet engine with water, spray simple green, agitate with a brush (use an old toothbrush vs. using a rag because you can get into more spots with a brush), hose everything down again to rinse. I use a leaf blower to dry the engine, remove seran-wrap and go back and clean the areas that were covered up. I'll spray WATER-BASED dressing on all hoses and plastics (it is important it is water based dressing so it does not damage any rubber hoses or seals). I will then close the hood, start the car and have it run for about 5 min. Turn it off, pop the hood, and clean off any undried dressing... done!


this method at work:
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:18 PM
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hmmm....Definately Subaru. Definately not 2.2L, must be the newer 2.5L....mid 90's? Damn this is sad. lol.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:43 AM
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^^^^^ it was a stock 2.5 off of my old 2001 Impreza RS (Last year they made a 2 door):
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:00 PM
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hahaha...dingdingding. I'm good. lol. Nice car. I was wanting one of those wayyyy back in the day before I was able to drive legally, a blue 2.5RS.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:11 PM
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simple green will not harm any part of your rig and is totally environmentally sound.! GO GREEN!
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:53 AM
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What kind of dressing for hoses etc?
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:03 PM
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simple green will not harm any part of your rig and is totally environmentally sound.! GO GREEN!
x2 but it will strip the wax off your paint so be careful about getting it on your paint if you like youre wax. i love simple green though, i use it one everything.
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