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HELP ASAP!! Engine full of dirt and mud

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LarrysWorld, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    LarrysWorld

    LarrysWorld [OP] 05 Taquito

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    I need to clean my engine. It's full of dirt and mud from off roading lol
    Can I just spray it down with a hose? Or what do you guys recommend?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    next time can you make a better thread title?
     
  3. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    after it cools off you can just not to high of pressure
     
  4. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    Nirvana

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    I keep it running to keep everything warm and hopefully evaporate any moisture on sensitive areas and spray it off from a ways away with a regular garden hose. If you use a pressure washer keep it a good ways away from the actual engine bay. Most importantly try to avoid the aforementioned sensitive spots i.e. electronics.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Thanks guys!! That's exactly what I needed. Will it be fine to turn back on after done cleaning it?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    yes should be fine
     
  7. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    Thanks Guys!
     
  8. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    i always leave it running while rinsing
     
  9. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    /\ this x2

    Bag your alternator and dont directly spray on electrical components.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    No. Clean it and never, ever start it again!


    J/K...you should be fine. If it doesn't start, then you might have an issue.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Man I am digging your wheels! Are those 2012 stock?

    :ohsnap::threadjacked:
     
  12. Jan 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    Pay a professional $75 to steam clean it like they do for car lots... You'll be much happier with the results... :)
     
  13. Jan 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Next time OP, make the thread title "Need to clean engine. Suggestions?"

    "HELP ASAP!!" can be anything.

    We've also had people who were in emergency-type situations that really did need help...
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    This title was kinda a crying wolf thing... I was expecting a hydrolocked engine or something that sucked up muddy water and the dude was stuck somewhere. Good attention grabber, but kinda a false alarm.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    Op you make whatever damn title you want, ignore all these whining nancy boys
     
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    Well you see what happened was......
     
  18. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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  19. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    Here is what I do after I go off roading and engine is full of mud. I been doing this for 10 years and never a hiccup.

    Go to coin DIY type car wash that you drive into a bay. Drop $3 in coin in the machine and use their high pressure nozzle. It is perfectly fine to use a high pressure system, just do not point it very close (closer then 3 inches) to objects. Those public DIY car washes the water is not an extremely high pressure anyway.

    This way you do not have a huge muddy mess in front of your house/apartment. And having high pressure actually helps a lot to get your engine bay looking clean again.

    I dont cover anything either as I have a stock air box.
     
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