how to clean engine comparment

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Peter Gal, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Peter Gal

    Peter Gal Guest

    Can anybody please tell me how should I clean the engine comparment from
    dust and dirt ?
     
    Peter Gal, Jul 7, 2003
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    Jonathan Guest

    Water always works real nice.....................

    seriously, maybe I'm doing it wrong but i get some engine cleaner/degreaser,
    take it to the local do it yourself car wash, pop the hood, spray the stuff
    on, set the wand to rinse, and hose that sucker down.
     
    Jonathan, Jul 7, 2003
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    I like the degreaser car wash idea but, Cover the electronics/fuse
    box/ignition coil/alternator and any other electrical stuff.
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 7, 2003
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  4. every couple of months I soak the dirty spots with Simple Green, then spray
    everything off with a pressure washer, taking care not to soak the
    electronic parts too much. The engine compartment in my 19k mile WRX looks
    pretty good using this method
     
    Jerry and Bea, Jul 7, 2003
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    UserEddie214 Guest

    Diesel fuel works fine.
     
    UserEddie214, Jul 8, 2003
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  6. I use a hose, and an old toothbrush...

     
    Andrew Morris, Jul 8, 2003
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    null_pointer Guest

    For scrubbing, I use a toilet brush (bought NEW just for this
    purpose). I also put a small plastic baggie over the master cylinder
    resevoir (both brake and clutch) and wrap a rubber band around it.
    I also use a pressure washer, but keep the nozzle end at least 18" or
    so away from anything that could be damaged. I did this routine every
    week for two Minnesota winters on an impreza RS and a Honda CRV with
    no troubles.
     
    null_pointer, Jul 15, 2003
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