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    Best way to wash engine

    I want to wash the engine in my car but whats the best way?
    I know steam clean is supposed to be the best but ive read people saying just cover a few things with bags, gunk it then jet wash it.
    Aint got a steam cleaner so what do you thinks best

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    A proper good degreased like Gunk as you've said is good mate, but a steam cleaner can get to all those tight nooks and crannies
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    Do you have to cover anything up when you steam clean it though? Fuse box?? stuff like that ?

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    If you pressure wash or steam clean you need to protect EVERY electrical connection and the ECU which is also under the bonnet , spray the connections with WD40 ,take them apart and spray both sides of the connection ,cover the ECU with a plastic bag the same apples to the 2 fuse boxes by the battery

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    as said above, but many people have got away with just pressure washing the engine without covering up. better to be on the safe side though. also after you have pressure washed engine keep it running for a a few minutes to help dry. some aerospace 303 (protectant) should have it looking like new again.
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    Snow foam if you have it, followed by pressure washer. If its really bad, Gunk or similar first. Or a citrus based cleaner/foam.

    Up to you if you cover up electrical stuff, I never bother. Just don't go pointing the pressure direct into the ECU. Its all waterproof anyway, otherwise it would go faulty everytime it rains.

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    There is no real need to pressure wash the engine if you use a decent degreaser mate, Just use the degreaser and a paintbrush or a megs brush if you have one and then just hose off

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    What just use a de greaser spray ?? Dont want to spray anything on and it to start flaking anything off lol saying that not alot is painted under the bonnet on mine at the mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainey88 View Post
    What just use a de greaser spray ?? Dont want to spray anything on and it to start flaking anything off lol saying that not alot is painted under the bonnet on mine at the mo.
    as long as its not a high powered acidic degreaser, most you have to dilute down, well all the ones I buy you do

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