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I have engine shampooed my truck many times but I have never done it on my car or my wife's car. Is there any special prep that I need to do? Is there a particular product that you would recommend? I usually just wipe the covers down with simple green and shop towels but I want to do a better job.

merged the two threads since your both asking the same thing.

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what would you guys use to clean your engine some thing that will get all that baked on anti freeze of were my lim broke so i need ideas on how to clean it.

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make sure the engine is cool and electronics are covered........douse the entire engine and compartment with simple green........let sit for about 15 min..........use a hose (or ideally a powerful spray) and rinse off......worked amazing for my car.

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make sure the engine is cool and electronics are covered........douse the entire engine and compartment with simple green........let sit for about 15 min..........use a hose (or ideally a powerful spray) and rinse off......worked amazing for my car.

wut do you mean electronics like all the connecters and wires?

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I think hes talking about things like the computer, battery, plugs, fusebox ect. I agree that simple green is great stuff and making sure the engine has cooled off. When I was a kid I clean the engine and did not let it cool off and cracked my starter lol. Nothing like learning the hard way I told my dad and he was like dummy did you let everything cool down before spraying cold water on it. I was like ummm no dumb young jedi FTL. lol

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I think hes talking about things like the computer, battery, plugs, fusebox ect. I agree that simple green is great stuff and making sure the engine has cooled off. When I was a kid I clean the engine and did not let it cool off and cracked my starter lol. Nothing like learning the hard way I told my dad and he was like dummy did you let everything cool down before spraying cold water on it. I was like ummm no dumb young jedi FTL. lol

ya mine is getting dirty :D:cheers: so if i let it stay over night than put simply green on it wont hurt any thing?

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I think hes talking about things like the computer, battery, plugs, fusebox ect. I agree that simple green is great stuff and making sure the engine has cooled off. When I was a kid I clean the engine and did not let it cool off and cracked my starter lol. Nothing like learning the hard way I told my dad and he was like dummy did you let everything cool down before spraying cold water on it. I was like ummm no dumb young jedi FTL. lol

i still dont really understand quite what you mean by the electronics

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I never said the word electronics. :( I was pretty specific on what to protect. :cheers:

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I never said the word electronics. :( I was pretty specific on what to protect. :cheers:

i know but i dont know where anything is in my car..

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Here. The stuff covered in red, either dont hit with water or cover up.

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and unless ur power washing with like 9000psi water everything else should be fine.

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Best way to wash your engine: Take it to a professional, that way, it's done right, and you don't have to worry about paying for messing up your electronics accidentally :(

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I just found out a friend from highschool opened a detailing shop here and he said $24.00 per car or $40.00 if I bring mine and the wife's car in at the same time.

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I just found out a friend from highschool opened a detailing shop here and he said $24.00 per car or $40.00 if I bring mine and the wife's car in at the same time.

:welcomeFP:

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