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Engine compartment DIRTY

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by DanGer, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    This is what my enginer compartment looked like after partially turning my stock truck into a submarine

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  2. May 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    That's what mine looks like too after I did the banner picture. Except slightly more brown. Still haven't cleaned it out.
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    Pster

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    I guess our water is a little cleaner here in NC, here's mine after a swim....

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  4. May 4, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    montgomery_30824

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    mine didnt come with a prop so i dont put it in that much water.
     
  5. May 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    DanGer

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    Ya the water dried white one my white paint so I sprayed off the under side of the truck and saved a few quarters from washing the outside :)
     
  6. May 4, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    RedTaco2134

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    If you really want your Engine bay to "Shine" again. Use a rag, and some ATF. Thats what we used when I worked as a Auto Detailer.
     
  7. May 4, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    Anathollo

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    When your truck is cool and not hot at ALL, get some Simple Green Max from the auto parts store, and spray it onto the engine. Let it soak and then rinse it out with a hose. Doesn't hurt anything, as I've been doing this method to all my cars, and I picked up the method from my stepdad whos been doing it a lot longer than me. haha

    But it you spray this on while your truck is hot, you could risk cracking metal....
     
  8. May 4, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Griztaco

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    Plenty of times I have used a power spray on my engine, should get the chunky stuff off, unless your local car wash water is just as dirty.
     
  9. May 4, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    To get it really clean...nothing beats some water, a rag and a toothbrush. To get to suitable for day to day whatever....Careful spray in there is fine.
     
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