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92sclikenew
04-28-2008, 09:57 AM
looking for somthing to clean up my engine compartment i had a snout seal leakin and now its fixed.....

whats somthing good to use to get my engine compartment clean again???

thanks

garsc
04-28-2008, 10:41 AM
I use Gunk Engine cleaner and a high pressure hose (cars wash) then I use Purple Power or Simple Green a small brush and a garden hose to get the rest.

coolhand
04-28-2008, 02:10 PM
Simple Green is a great product to use regularly. Usually for a first time dirty engine you need something stronger, but be careful about using the power washer as it can loosen connections, damage pieces and get water where its not supposed to be. I always make sure my engine is warm before using any product, and when I use the hose, I never shut it off. Good rule of thumb is to clean it at least twice a year, that way you can maintain it with the least caustic of chemicals ie: SIMPLE Green or another environmentally safe product.
Check out these tips for engine and general car cleaning
http://www.web-cars.com/detail/engine.php
Goos Luck

Matt

fturner
04-28-2008, 02:19 PM
Any suggestions on cleaning the "carpet" under the hood. Mine is a bit dusty etc but otherwise in good shape so I don't want to pull it out?

Frit

f1rocco
04-28-2008, 02:29 PM
I always make sure my engine is warm before using any product, and when I use the hose, I never shut it off.
Matt


Yup what he said.....

After ripping my motor apart Id almost think that taking off the brackets and pulleys once a year to clean would be the best...If you were that much into cleaning.....Undo the top rad hose and pull the electric fan out and slip it back on the rad.....After that the whole front and lower is exposed...Get all that old power steering fluid and old oil off....Wouldnt have to use a hose much either....Maybe some brake clean a rag and a gallon or so of water to flush it off....Also lets you see if the tchain water pump etc is leaking...Maybe take 45 minutes to get everything out...

F1

coolhand
04-28-2008, 02:29 PM
I am not even sure I would know where to begin with that. Might want to remove it and try some things in certain areas. I have seen guys replace it with DYNAMAT, but not sure how you would go about it.
http://www.dynamat.com/
There are other companies who make products for this purpose.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/hoodliner.htm

Matt

KMT
04-28-2008, 02:50 PM
Any suggestions on cleaning the "carpet" under the hood. Mine is a bit dusty etc but otherwise in good shape so I don't want to pull it out?

Frit

Compressed air...be careful - come at it from an angle and avoid hitting the edges directly so as to not damage. Keep your face out of the way.

If it is already damaged and/or stained, consider replacing it. (http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94176)

DougD
04-28-2008, 04:24 PM
Personally, I avoid high pressure water like the plague. Too easy to foul the electrics, IMHO. If something needs rinsing I use water from a hand pumped spray bottle.

I do use lots of Simple Green, WD40 (a terrific mild solvent), and ordinary paint thinner. And about a jillion rags, brushes, and paper towels.

Cheers
DD

Miller
04-28-2008, 04:38 PM
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/lyli11er/100_5834.jpg

purple power FTMFW