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How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Wash and detail the engine.

Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby Richard K » Mar 15 2019, 3:15am

HELLO TRUCKERS, Sierra Harley,Burnt, Its only when my eyes Water,Keep on trucken :D
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Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby cunningStunts » Nov 02 2019, 12:53am

Fantastic results and super easy! Never cleaned an engine bay before so I admit I was a little timid, but check it out!
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Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby EKinMN [OP] » Nov 02 2019, 12:09pm

Looks great! Nice work!
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Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby cunningStunts » Nov 02 2019, 3:44pm

Except I just noticed that awful rusty windshield wiper bolt! :shock:
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Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby SierraHarley » Nov 02 2019, 4:44pm

Yep you need the cover that goes over the windshield washer arm bolt. I was missing one as well on my 2015 and it was rusty as hell. It is covered now.
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Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby RADick » Dec 10 2019, 7:53pm

Man, this post was a godsend for me. I didn't think to stop and take a bunch of pictures but WOW is all i can say, it looks like a new engine bay !! Good walk through !!
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Re: How to Clean Your Engine Compartment

Postby brazos_bend » Dec 10 2019, 9:01pm

Do not pay someone to wash your engine bay. It isn't worth more than $20 of effort unless you are going to a car show.
The degreaser usually makes oil/crud fall off on contact. Spray it everywhere. Take the engine cover off too, it isn't protecting anything.
Use a light spray from the ol garden hose to wash the pooled and loosened crud away. Use a toothbrush on smaller areas or parts that need scrubbing.
If you have an air hose/compressor, blast all the nooks and crevices with air so water doesn't sit. Start truck and let it run.

Done. Degreaser is like $8-10 and the water is kind of free.

Again, DO NOT PAY SOMEONE TO DO THIS, it is way too easy.
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