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Old 03-08-2010, 11:54 PM
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How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Since many people have been asking a how to on cleaning your engine bay, here is a write up on my procedure. Hope this answers everyone's questions.

1.) Park Jeep-

2.) Let Jeep sit for 45 mins to cool down.

3.) Cover up PCM with plastic bag, old pillow sheet, whatever. But once you do this often, you dont have to cover it anymore because you'll be experienced by then.

4.) Do initial rinse pre-degreasing. You can use a garden hose or a powerwasher (low pressure setting) for each rinsing step.

5.) Spray on a diluted de-greaser. It could be Simple Green. (What I liked was the Chemical Guys "Grime Reaper". Works awesome.

6.) Agitate the degreaser on the needed areas.

7.) Let it sit a while.

8.) Rinse.

9.) Repeat steps 5-8 if you missed a spot.

10.) Dry as much water as you can with a towel.

11.) Spray on a dressing. I LOVE Chemical Guys "Bare Bones". OMFG it works awesome.

12.) Spread the Dressing with a microfiber.

13.) Viola, you have a clean engine bay.


This should be your end result:



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Old 03-09-2010, 12:03 AM
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

that strut bar would be nice painted to match that catch can of yorn.....LOL
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:08 AM
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Minus rep.

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Old 03-09-2010, 12:13 AM
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Very nice Joe! Youll have to clean mine soon!
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Joe come out here and clean mine please ???

nice write up btw
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

what about the battery and intake?
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Battery, do not worry about.

Intake, if you have a CAI that sits at the top of the bay, cover the filter with a plastic bag. If you have a Bwoody- Like I did for my old Jeep, do not worry about it.
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

BTW- If you have a lot of painted parts under the hood, use car wash soap and a spare mitt to scrub the painted parts. I wouldn't take the chance with the de-greaser.

The Chemical Guys de-greaser I used did not do any discoloring.

If you do use a de-greaser, PLEASE DILUTE IT.
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

nice writeup! asked you about this after the offroad trip @ Riverside, and it came out decent but not as clean as yours. +rep
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

I'm going to claen my Jeep's engine after class. It's such a nice day outside. I will post pictures!

One thing though, Do I have to Cover the Alernator and Ignition Coil?
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

good job young jedi!!!!

any advice for the liner on the underside of the hood???
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Nothing that I know of because I tried to clean the cardboard on the Overland and it didnt like water. Looked worse than before. Lol
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