View Full Version : engine cleaning

04-05-2005, 06:03 PM
what are the parts to cover, i know about covering the filter but is there anything else that i should cover or spots where i shouldent use a pressure washer. Also what kind of engine cleaner works the best, i heard that wd40 works pretty good but is there something that works great and is easy to use.

04-05-2005, 06:07 PM
hah i was just about to make a thread about this.
yah wd40 works good...and i believe air filter and alternator are 2 things you should cover

what else is there?

04-05-2005, 06:09 PM
Cover any open filter elements (breathers/air filters), and distributor if so equipped....Everything else should be fine uncovered.

04-05-2005, 06:10 PM
Simple Green

04-05-2005, 06:10 PM
Go to Canadian Tire and buy some of the GUNK engine degreaser spray cans, get a few if your engine is really dirty. Spray all over the engine and let it sit for a while (have a snack or something while waiting) and just use a pressure washer to hose it all off. If your a little paranoid you can cover the air filter if you have a cone one and the distributor unless its a DIS. The alternator should be fine, so dont have to cover it up.

04-05-2005, 06:11 PM
As for what cleaner to use, just use any engine shampoo from an auto parts store. If your engine/engine bay is extremely dirty, you might want try some concentrated stuff.

04-05-2005, 06:19 PM
like celica said, GUNK works the best i have found. follow his directions.

04-07-2005, 02:51 PM
alright sounds good, hopefully i can get it done this weekend :thumbsup:

04-18-2005, 05:40 PM
found some stuff at canadian tire that did a pretty good job didnt get all the dirt off but close enough


04-18-2005, 06:40 PM
was it gunk...and is that snow on your windshield?!

04-18-2005, 06:42 PM
ya i think it was, and yes that is snow, it snowed this morning we got about an inch and some of it