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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:45 AM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:21 PM
But if it has never been cleaned, I do a heavy soak with purple power, then pressure wash. Beyond that you will have to add some elbow grease. Old tooth brushes do wonders.
I even do this to customer cars before I do any engine work. I HATE a dirty engine. Impossible to keep things clean as they are pulled apart and reassembled if it is coated in dirt and grease.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:39 PM
Depending on how bad it is you could use Engine Degreaser. It works pretty well as long as the buildup isn't horrible. They offer it in gel, foam, and original. All vary in strength. I usually use the gel, let it sit, then power wash.
I'll give that a shot. I'm really hoping to avoid scrubbing with a toothbrush, although i admit that probably the best way.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:16 PM
generally have to repeat a time or 2 so just put 2 bucks in to start it and then put 2 more in once the degrease has sat
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:31 PM
If your going the power washing route be careful around the distributor and the carb. I would put plastic bags over both actually and do everything else.
Also pays to be careful around any electronics, and spark plug holes in particular. Even with the boots on water can seep into the holes and cause a misfire under load if not wiped/blown out.
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