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Mud in engine( it won't go away)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aidenhardcore, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    aidenhardcore

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    So I love mudding and getting dirty but I hate mudd in my engine. I hate hate hate it lol. Went last weekend and engine got covered . So I use pressure washer but won't come off. It's in all the little places and my hands can't fit in there lol. Is there a skid plate that fits under the engine so maybe it will stop the mudd from going into the engine. I love mudd just not in my engine. Now I have to go in for service and have to need it clean. I scrub is with soap but still it's there. Idk. Any help guys.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Mud in the engine bay is part of the cost of playing in the mud...buy some degreaser or some sort of engine detailer and follow the directions maybe

    Or just stay out the mud
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    yea red clay doesnt go anywhere once its baked on haha. it doesnt hurt anything but the looks though if you get all of it off but the stains. my Xterra engine bay was just an orange blur from all the mud and i tried for years to get it clean. its not happening man. sorry
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Ya maybe degreaser will work. I'll have to try that. I could stay out of the mud but I can't help it. I love the woods and mud and so I just can't leave it
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    i have the same problem man haha ive tried any and all degreasers and they really only work on a couple of the non rubber/plastic pieces. so i gave up and just made sure that the chunks were cleaned off.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Ya haha. Sucks doesn't it. I was just gonna spray it and that's it but I have to go In for service soon so I don't wanna go in and have them see the mudd and not fix stuff know what I mean.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    I want like a one huge skid plate that covers the whole underside of the truck and then no mud would go in
     
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    sounds like like a lot of weight, work and money.cool idea tho. may as well just accept the fact that if you gonna play in the mud your gonna get muddy.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    That is true. Oh well. You play with fire your gonna get burned lol
     
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    find someone with a steam cleaner
     
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    If you're not worried about actual protection from rocks, I'd buy a piece of 4X8 plexiglass and try cutting and fitting that to seal up any mud entrance routes. It would be light weight, but offer no real underbody protection except from mud/dust.

    Keep in mind, the air being pulled in by your radiator fan needs to go somewhere. If you seal up all of the engine bay, you may just overheat.
     
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