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Old 04-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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How do you clean your engine?

I've allways owned vehicles I really did'nt care too much about so I never bothered, but everytime I open my hood on the Taco I really feel like it should be shine'n. (not every time...)

I know theres the basic spray on rinse off but is there a better way?

Let's maybe see some pic's of these beautifull engines shine'n.

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Jim
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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tooth brush, wd40, and some carb cleaner the old fashion way does the trick =)
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Here's mine after 217,000 miles and almost 14 years. What I do is use "purple cleaner" from Wal-Mart and tire shine. The trick is to NOT get tire shine or oily stuff on the metal parts. Apply it with a rag to the plastic directly by hand. After I hose off the engine, I start it and let er' run for 5 minutes to evaporate the water.

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Here's mine after 217,000 miles and almost 14 years. What I do is use "purple cleaner" from Wal-Mart and tire shine. The trick is to NOT get tire shine or oily stuff on the metal parts. Apply it with a rag to the plastic directly by hand. After I hose off the engine, I start it and let er' run for 5 minutes to evaporate the water.


I have to give this a try. Thanks for the tips!
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Here's mine after 217,000 miles and almost 14 years. What I do is use "purple cleaner" from Wal-Mart and tire shine. The trick is to NOT get tire shine or oily stuff on the metal parts. Apply it with a rag to the plastic directly by hand. After I hose off the engine, I start it and let er' run for 5 minutes to evaporate the water.

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:23 AM   #7
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Here's mine after 217,000 miles and almost 14 years. What I do is use "purple cleaner" from Wal-Mart and tire shine. The trick is to NOT get tire shine or oily stuff on the metal parts. Apply it with a rag to the plastic directly by hand. After I hose off the engine, I start it and let er' run for 5 minutes to evaporate the water.


Oh, thats nice.. Thanks a bunch for everyones help. It's gonna reach 15deg celcius today here in Southern Ontario so I'm gonna give her a real good clean'n today. Thanks again guy's.

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I killed my tensioner pulley bearing using the hose.

I now clean underhood by hand with a damp towel.
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