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washing engine bay????...

I just wanted to know does have anyone tried washing (detailing) their engine? because I've been thinking washing the whole engine bay but Im worried that I might messed up something
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Re: washing engine bay????...

just do it when its cold, dont spray the alternator/anything else electrical. i used simple green. worked pretty well
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Re: washing engine bay????...

My boy used the Gunk Engine brite and a power washer. Not sure how strong the power washer was, but he wrapped up all the connectors and anything electrical with saran wrap first. then I think he sprayed it down first, then sprayed the engine brite all over and let it sit for like 10 mins or so, and power washed everything off. It came out looking like he just got it from the dealer.

Whatever you do just make sure its cold and i would let it sit for a lil bit after just to be safe.
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Dont by that gunk stuff from walmart. Any autshop sells it for $3 but now wally world. I just saved you $2.97 :D Rep? lmao
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just do it when its cold, dont spray the alternator/anything else electrical. i used simple green. worked pretty well
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My boy used the Gunk Engine brite and a power washer. Not sure how strong the power washer was, but he wrapped up all the connectors and anything electrical with saran wrap first. then I think he sprayed it down first, then sprayed the engine brite all over and let it sit for like 10 mins or so, and power washed everything off. It came out looking like he just got it from the dealer.

Whatever you do just make sure its cold and i would let it sit for a lil bit after just to be safe.
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Dont by that gunk stuff from walmart. Any autshop sells it for $3 but now wally world. I just saved you $2.97 :D Rep? lmao

what about the transmission? I have a friend that own a civic I think its a 2003 after they washed his engine his trans stop working???
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what about the transmission? I have a friend that own a civic I think its a 2003 after they washed his engine his trans stop working???
You got me on that one. Someone must have really screwed up during that wash or somethin.
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Re: washing engine bay????...

Simple green and good ole elbow grease. best/ least likely to mess something up that way. Thats how I do...Not that mine looks outstanding or anything...
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what about the transmission? I have a friend that own a civic I think its a 2003 after they washed his engine his trans stop working???
i never heard of anything like that happening before
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what about the transmission? I have a friend that own a civic I think its a 2003 after they washed his engine his trans stop working???
did they have the timing hole plug in it? haha.
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Re: washing engine bay????...

I took out the battery and didn't cover anything, planning to do it again with a power washer cuz it didn't come out very well. If u do it like i did let the car sit in the sun for a while just to be sure it dries well. I didn't use the car until the next day just to be extra sure.
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Re: washing engine bay????...

For a quick clean off, I always leave the engine running, but start it from cold, and spray everything right away. Try to keep from spraying the alternator directly. If the engine slows, you know not to keep spraying that area.

If using engine shampoo follow the directions....
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I douse the whole thing with WD-40, drive it some to let it all soak into the underside of pipes and hoses and loosen all the gunk, and then high pressure wash it. The carwash here has a purified water low pressure setting I use last so it doesn't water spot.
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Wash my engine everytime I wash my car which is often.
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so no idea on how the trans was damaged? i want to do this, but not that
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so no idea on how the trans was damaged? i want to do this, but not that
If you are paranoid about fukcing something up, then just man up and do it the ole fashioned way( refer to my previous post in here...) . It may take a bit longer, but I promise you'll feel alot better about it when you're done. plus you can get all the nooks and crannys. Just use some tire shine to spruce it up once you've done the main clean. The, the key is just going back and touching it up every 3-6 months...
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i use an engine shine foam works good but you need to take a good 2 hours to get it done
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so no idea on how the trans was damaged? i want to do this, but not that
Maybe water got into the tranny breather? I covered that up when i did mine.
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thanks guys. my distributor, vtec solinoid gasket and oil cooler gasket was leaking and there alot of oil that build up but I just got them fixed today that's why i want to wash it. anyway I hope nothing get into problem i'll wash it this weekend.. yaay
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Degreaser or WD40 both good cheap ways of cleaning it.
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