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Should I wash my engine?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Mex450, May 28, 2017.

  1. May 28, 2017 at 1:49 AM
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    Mex450

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    Is there a safe way to wash my engine?? Or don't bother ?...
     
  2. May 28, 2017 at 1:54 AM
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    I do...dont get right on it.. maybe bout a foot away
     
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  3. May 28, 2017 at 3:45 AM
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    HWU

    HWU We like white!

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    Living in the North, "Ohio" we are constantly washing our trucks, underside, engine compartment, ect. The "shit" they put on the roads for "deicer" called a "brine" will eat steel away in a matter of months, not years.
     
  4. May 28, 2017 at 3:52 AM
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    I used to do it with my avalanche every 3 months.. kept it sparkling... nice look
     
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  5. May 28, 2017 at 4:18 AM
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    Definitely. I use GUNK foamy and shine. Just spray the foamy, rinse with a hose nozzle on the mist setting (cover what's appropriate) then use the shine.
     
  6. May 28, 2017 at 4:46 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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  7. May 28, 2017 at 4:54 AM
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    Nerf step bars spray in bed liners window tint integrated brake controller
    I'm Leary about using too much water in an engine compartment since seeing how water got into electrical connections on my 1991 Nissan 300 twin turbo. Although Nissan has tight fitting connections with great rubber seals a mechanic showed me that once water gets past the gaskets it then can't get out. The moisture slowly corrode the small pins causing electrical gremlins.

    So now I use the same car wash that is used on the outside paint finish. I apply the soapy water solution using an angled paint brush because using it gets in all the nooks and crannies. No rinsing and I control where and how much soapy water to apply. Dob as you go using a micro fiber towel.

    It leaves the rubber hoses/ plastic/ painted area looking highly detailed and takes about 15 minutes.

    @rons23 and I did his engine bay recently but I didn't get any before or after pics. It is easy and yields good results!
     
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  8. May 28, 2017 at 4:55 AM
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    Definitely do it. Don't use pressure washer. But you. Can get everything set it will be fine
     
  9. May 28, 2017 at 5:29 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron is Right!

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  10. May 28, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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    Exactly what i use
     
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  11. May 28, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron is Right!

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    On a MGM truck?? Meh, what a waste of product...:rofl::drunk::headbang:
     
  12. May 28, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    Don't prod the bear Steve! I'd hate to see a "do not like" button on Tundras.com!
    :boink:
     
  13. May 28, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron is Right!

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    He knows it's a carry over from the Stormtrooper thread...or at least I hope he does...LOL!
     
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  14. May 28, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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    I figured as much. I drift in and out of that thread and others as well to see everyone's build, love of their truck color and the fun smack talk.
     
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  15. May 28, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    Blah blah blah
     
  16. May 28, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Ok. Now your banned from the stormtroopers thread. @WarEagleSteve has my back on this decision
     
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  17. May 28, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Peace out
     
  18. May 28, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Upgrade your color and you'll be recruited back
     
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  19. May 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Never!!! :quickdraw:
     
  20. May 28, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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    Hahahahah

    I love mgm. Don't tell anyone
     
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  21. May 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    Can you use this on everything under the hood?
     
  22. May 28, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    Yes
     
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  23. May 28, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    Les7311

    Les7311 Look up, what do you see

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    I keep engine running while washing it down

    Afterwards I go for a short drive to get any settled water away for cavities....
     
  24. May 28, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    What exactly do you cover with plastic when washing the engine bay? Just the fuse box?
     
  25. May 28, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    :popcorn:
     
  26. May 28, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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    [​IMG] Seriously my local self car wash has an engine wash/spray setting that I use from time to time and works quite well. I can ask the owner what the "engine wash" chemical he is using. Doesn't help you much now though.
     
  27. May 28, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    Please help keep Gunk engine cleaner a legal product and use it at a coin opp car wash where the chemicals go thru waste treatment.
     
  28. May 29, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    So is there anything in your engine that you should cover when using these products and spraying it out?
     
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  29. May 29, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    I dont...i spray all over let it set in a few minutes then rinse off..then use electric leaf blower has more power than my gas leaf blower blow all water out sparkling clean!!! Never had any issues
     
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  30. May 30, 2017 at 4:37 PM
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    So no need to cover the fuse box or any other electrical? I've never used this stuff before
     

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