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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

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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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    Spolar

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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 4:55 AM
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    Definitely do it. Don't use pressure washer. But you. Can get everything set it will be fine
     
  7. May 28, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Exactly what i use
     
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  8. May 28, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    Blah blah blah
     
  9. May 28, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    Ok. Now your banned from the stormtroopers thread. @WarEagleSteve has my back on this decision
     
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  10. May 28, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

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    Peace out
     
  11. May 28, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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    Upgrade your color and you'll be recruited back
     
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  12. May 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    Never!!! :quickdraw:
     
  13. May 28, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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    Hahahahah

    I love mgm. Don't tell anyone
     
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  14. May 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    Dustydirt19

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    Can you use this on everything under the hood?
     
  15. May 28, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    Tundraplatinum

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    Yes
     
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  16. May 28, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    Les7311

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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....
     
  17. May 28, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    040Tundra

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    What exactly do you cover with plastic when washing the engine bay? Just the fuse box?
     
  18. May 28, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    Dustydirt19

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    :popcorn:
     
  19. May 28, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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    Black Wolf

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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.
     
  20. 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.
     
  21. May 29, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    Dustydirt19

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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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  22. May 29, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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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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  23. 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
     
  24. May 30, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Well your fuse box already has a cover on it...but yeah i spray engine cleaner over all and let sit few minutes then hose off i have that water hose attachment that has a shutoff valve to create pressure to wash off dust buildup I haven't used my pressure washer as my engine is new and has no serious buildup then i use a electric blower it has more air than my gas leaf blower to blow off excess water
     
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  25. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    Can you get the engine foam wet? I plan to take the plastic engine cover off prior to spraying everything down with Gunk. Thanks for the help.
     
  26. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    I believe the directions for foam is engine is warm or cold, not sure, read can label
     
  27. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Redbeard321

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    Or just use simple green, safer alternative environmentally speaking.
     
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  28. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    Just a few more trips and I’ll be due for a wash.
    :crapstorm:
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  29. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    Anyone use fluid film under the hood at all? I wanna treat as many areas as I can before the snow flies and the salt mix feasts on metal for a other year
     
  30. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    This was done using the @driverdog method. At this point only the CAI cover was sprayed with wax addict and buffed.
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