View Full Version : Remove oil from undercarriage of car?

10-14-2004, 01:11 PM
What is the best way to remove oil from the underside of a vehicle.
I am going to try Citrosol, a citrus based aerosol, then just wash it off. Is this the best method? or are there better ways.

Pretty much the whole underside of my car and some of the engine bay are covered and i want to get them cleaned up before i drop my new engine in.

10-14-2004, 03:51 PM
Yeah, Canadian Tire has a foam engine degreaser. It's in a red and black can and it has a picture of an engine on it. Works very well.

10-14-2004, 03:53 PM
Degreaser & pressure washer:thumbsup:

10-14-2004, 04:18 PM
I picked up some citrus engine-brite, made by gunk. Did a pretty good job on an engine, I would imagine it works the same on an undercarriage.
Just spray it on, let it soak, and wash it off. A pressure washer would definately help.

10-15-2004, 07:41 AM
Ya thats what i did, worked good :thumbsup:

10-15-2004, 08:43 AM
brake cleaner, thats what they use in the oil change shops.

10-15-2004, 02:03 PM
Gunk heavy duty engine degreaser

10-15-2004, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Gonthro
brake cleaner, thats what they use in the oil change shops.

thats because it evaporates. if you actually want to clean the thing, you spray it in degreaser then hose it off/pressure wash it.