Engine cleaning

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  1. Daryl

    Daryl Active Member

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    Any recommendations for a thorough cleaning, top and bottom, of my engine and engine compartment? Third week owning my ‘95 Cobra coupe and I not only want a clean engine but also to see where any leaks are, etc.

    Thanks for any/all recommendations and pointers
     
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    Watch this:



    Worked great for me.
     
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    find a good degreaser. divide the bay into parts and work on one section at time. I've found that using lots of rags and shop towels and i spray and wipe...takes time but is worth it.
     
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    If the engine is caked on oil I'll use oven cleaner
     
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    i discovered that trick last year on some wheels with years of brake dust caked on. cleaned them up pretty decently.
     
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    you need to be careful with oven cleaner because its caustic and can take the anodized finish off of any aluminum parts. There are plenty of degreasers that do a great job with out this fear. There are wheel cleaners that are basically the same thing and then you just need to be careful your girlfriend doesn't get a hold of it. I came home one time to find to my amazement she was washing her car, I had never seen her do it before in 3 yrs of dating. As I walked in the garage I saw she had my wheel cleaner that I used on my rangers aluminum wheels and knew it wasn't going to go well on her chrome plated hubcaps of her cavalier. Sure enough I walked back to see the wheels were now white and there was a semi shiny residue on the ground in front of them and of course SHE WAS MAD AT ME when I pointed out it says on it not to use on plastic parts........
     
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    Boostr1 Active Member SN95 Supporter

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    Lol, just watched that vid before reading this thread.
     
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    white95 Apex Junky Admin

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    lol I think I just posted that in a different thread too.