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Old 07-03-2011, 02:13 PM
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Default What do you do to clean your engine?

Do you powerwash it?

Do you use some kind of soap?

I would like to know so it doesnt look so Sh*tty..will washing it hurt anything?

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Old 07-03-2011, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

I dont use hoses on my engine.

I take a bucket with a 50/50 solution of Simple green and water.

With a sponge i wash the dirt off. Then dry it off. Then spray plastic and rubber protectant on the plastics.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

Yeah that simple green is a beast at cleaning stuff...and what kind of plastic and rubber protectant do you use?
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:19 PM
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

This method:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/clean...step-step.html

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Old 07-03-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

First cover up distribution box, alternator, and coil packs with aluminium foil. Spray engine down with Simple Green. Let sit a few minutes. Now take a soft bristle brush and scrub stuff down using a bucket and water if necesarry.

Once its all scrubbed spray down with water hose. After its all sprayed down you can either dry with a towel or let air dry.

I then take Meguiar's Natural Shine and wipe down all the plastics and she's all done.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/clean...not-enter.html

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Old 07-03-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

thanks for the links...i now know how to do this...
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

What do you do to clean your engine?

Absolutely nothing! The hood keeps it covered up. That's what its there for.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:24 PM
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What do you do to clean your engine?

Absolutely nothing! The hood keeps it covered up. That's what its there for.
Yeah but it looks dirty as hell...dont like that...needs to be presentable..
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:58 PM
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What do you do to clean your engine?

Absolutely nothing! The hood keeps it covered up. That's what its there for.
Well I'm sorry u like working on a dirty engine and yes cleaning it has a great purpose. Keeping dirt from where it doesn't belong.....try it sometimes
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

I put some Dawn dish soap with HOT water in a small pump-up sprayer, spray the whole underhood area down, let it sit and work for a couple of minutes, then hose off with a garden hose. To dry it, I use the blower attachment from my shop vac, then do a final wipe down with a synthetic chamois. I have a cone-style air filter, so I take that off and stuff a plastic shopping bag in the MAF.
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

so its not bad to get water in ur engine bay? just making sure, ive always been scared of doing that
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:09 AM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

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so its not bad to get water in ur engine bay? just making sure, ive always been scared of doing that
I would cover up the alternator, dist. box, battery, and remover air filter.

It wont hurt anything water gets onto the engine when going through puddles anyways.


I like to get the engine warm then spray simple green on there. Let it sit for 10 minces then hose off.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:59 AM
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Default Re: What do you do to clean your engine?

Yeah basically that was my main concern was getting the engine and other components wet...i wasnt sure if it would hurt anything...but covering up those few things makes sense and im gonna give it a nice wash probably tomorrow..
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