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Old 04-19-2011, 08:11 AM
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? about cleaning the engine

Im not sure what kind of dipshit had my jeep before me but it looks like he drove it on the beach the engine is covered in sand and most of the bolts have rust on them. the whole undercarriage needs to be sanded and painted to, but thats another project. I want to get the engine cleaned of all that sand its stuck on, , anyone have a good cleaner?? that and all the aluminum on the engine looks like crap too. I could use a hot water pressure washer from work but I know it wont help the aluminum at all, and I really dont want to take steel wool on the whole thing but I will if I have to.

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: ? about cleaning the engine

how about a quick power wash (cold water) to get some of the bulk off then go at it with a engine bay degreaser (dilute it with water), then wash it down again. perhaps?

might let the cleaner soak in for a minute before the wash out. there will be people that say dont waste your money on engine bay degreasers and to simply use basic stuff but then again you can get by with out them as well.

the best part is, when your have finally get it clean, you know it will stay clean! gl
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Re: ? about cleaning the engine

I'm used Simple Green for my engine detailing and it's worked well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:30 PM
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Re: ? about cleaning the engine

LOL....it sounds like the previous owner actually used the Jeep as it it was designed to be used. They get dirty when used properly.
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Re: ? about cleaning the engine

Hmm, tricky one on the aluminium front don't really know how you bring that stuff back easily. My block probably looks the same as yours just from running it in winter with the salt on the road.

Anyway, a good engine degreaser (or simple green) will be great at getting off the dirt, oil and grease but for the sand that hot water PW you have at work sounds the ticket...

Wrap up ANYTHING that looks delicate, CAI, some connectors, alternator etc... I don't normally cover a thing when cleaning mine but as soon as the PW comes out so do the bags to protect stuff. Keep the water moving don't keep it in the same spot for any amount of time and don't get too close either, just take your time and it'll come out great.


So just to recap, take care when PW the engine bay!
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:02 PM
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heres how it looks....

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Re: ? about cleaning the engine

The sand should come off easy enough with the pressure washer, but the metal won't change color/texture and aside from painting/replacing all the bolts/metal there isn't too much you can do with just cleaning I'm afraid.

Salt water and metal don't mix...
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Re: ? about cleaning the engine

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LOL....it sounds like the previous owner actually used the Jeep as it it was designed to be used. They get dirty when used properly.
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