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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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cleaning the engine bay

I just bought some black magice 2 in 1 engine cleaner and wondering if it is safe to just spray this stuff on all over the engine, covering up my afe intake, and spraying w/ just a low pressure garden hose? Do I need to watch what to spray water on besides the air filter? I just dont want to do this and go to start my truck and have problems..lol...

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 01:04 AM
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Re: cleaning the engine bay

I usually just put a bag over the filter and alternator, then clean er down

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i dont even bag the alternator. i use degreaser like a mofo , wash off, then use some super clean (which i just found at autozone) and wipe with a towel. once its dry i spray all the black plastic and rubber with tire foam and the motor sparkles. if my pc wasnt a turd i would upload the clean job i just did, it turned out really clean. if you want the best engine compartment, contact member JMS1 ... he has the nicest motor i have ever seen.

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Re: cleaning the engine bay

so should I worry about the sensors and other elect. parts like relays and such or just use a garden hose and keep the water moving and not standing in one place? I just dont want to trip any sensors or have problems starting it back up and running fine...

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I use simple green ! I let the truck cool off drink 1 beer and spray the cleaner on drink another beer and hose er off. I am not into a hole bunch of bling under the hood just clean and tidy.

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if it isn't too greasy, try this...
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Re: cleaning the engine bay

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if it isn't too greasy, try this...
so did you just wipe it all down with a rag and q-tips and what not?

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so did you just wipe it all down with a rag and q-tips and what not?
no...you don't have to touch it after you spray the Petty's smiling stuff on it...it's easy and i'm lazy...works great..
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Re: cleaning the engine bay

If its not real dirty, just dusty and without use of degreasers and water....; what's wrong with WD40 and some paper towels?

You guys are spraying afro shine into your engine bays, I figured WD40 will help at least displace any water in there (hence the WD?) and protect something.
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Re: cleaning the engine bay

WD-40 is a dust collector, doncha know???

I was low on the green stuff so I picked up some "purple power" at AZ that seems to work pretty good.

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