Engine cleaning

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 11:30
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What products are people using these days to clean a petrol engine?
Ours has a liberal coating of baked on dirt and mud.
I'm worried about harsh cleaning agents coming in contact with sensitive electronic components.
I would prefer not to use a degreaser, as there are no oil leaks, just dirt.


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Reply By: Bros - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 11:45

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 11:45
I use truck wash type stuff and have done so for many years. The difference, if there is to be one, is that i have a diesel. Put it on with a banister brush, leave for a while and hose off.
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 12:35

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 12:35
Just be very careful around crank angle sensors and distributors etc. They don't like water at all.
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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 15:40

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 15:40
My starter motor never worked the same on my Petrol Challenger after I had it detailed. It used to take 2 key turns to get it to turn over. Used to happen around every 5-6 starts.

Cant be linked definetly, however it never happened before it was detailed. No idea what they used...


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Reply By: iMusty - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 19:17

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 19:17
You have to get a 1975 Toyota Coaster.

It's not a 4by but one advantage I have found is that I can high Pressure EVERY-THING.

I mean INSIDE in the cap. In the bus, Dash, steering wheel, windscreen, seats, console etc. etc.

I often come home from the local high pressure car wash wearing a spray jacket I use for fishing.

With a water resistant puppy like this, it dosn't allow for a build up of dirt...

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