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Old 05-06-2011, 02:58 PM
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I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Never did it before. I don't want to throw any trouble codes.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

robert palmer (joe) had a good thread on it but it's something along the lines of this

Cover PCM FCM with plastic bag ...
spray degreaser (simple green diluted 1:2) on engine bay when cool
let it soak for 5-10 minutes
then rinse off real well
then spray some armor all the white stuff all over engine bay generously
drive around block for 5-10 minutes
wipe off excess armor all
BAM you have one sexy looking engine bay
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:21 PM
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Here's this thread also! I recommend buying products from www.DetailedImage.com

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...gine+detailing
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Thank you both.
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Get a long-handled soft brush too...Detailed Image has them. They are great for helping that Simple Green do it's job in those tight spots. Don't forget the underside of the hood itself.

Also, be aware of where you're doing this. You'll be blasting grease and funk off...you may not want to do that over a nice concrete driveway or something.

I used an aerosol dressing product called CD-2 that I get at Autozone after everything has been degreased and dry. I'm not sure it's best stuff in the world, but I've gotten very good results.

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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

So I don't have to cover the alternator nor remove the battery cables?
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:33 PM
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

I never do. I don't point the hose at them and let loose. I used a light pressure on the hose...which is why I like to brush to help the cleaner along.

Some people pressure wash their junk...I've always been afraid of doing that.
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

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Originally Posted by DJ BoNiOmArIo View Post
robert palmer (joe) had a good thread on it but it's something along the lines of this

Cover PCM FCM with plastic bag ...
spray degreaser (simple green diluted 1:2) on engine bay when cool
let it soak for 5-10 minutes
then rinse off real well
then spray some armor all the white stuff all over engine bay generously
drive around block for 5-10 minutes
wipe off excess armor all
BAM you have one sexy looking engine bay
yep, x2 to Joe's method! just cover the PCM
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Dr. Palmer, paging Dr. Palmer...

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....Some people pressure wash their junk...I've always been afraid of doing that.
Quick, short bursts with the trigger is the key.

Cover the intake filter and PCM and your distributor if you have an old ass Jeep
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Going to give this a try today... Engine bay needs to match the rest of the jeep, atleast for a little bit.
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

Can I get Simple Green from Advance or O'Reilly? And what Armor All "white stuff" are you referring to?
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Re: I Need Advice on How to Clean the Engine.

You can buy it from Wal-Mart also. That's where I bought mine.
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