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Engine Degreaser & Shine?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241180 posted 12/31/17 04:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any suggestions on a really good engine degreaser/cleaner (Non Acid)? And once it is cleaned a good engine shine dress up product for the plastic pieces?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241191 posted 01/01/18 11:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I keep seeing Scrubbing Bubbles does great.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241194 posted 01/01/18 04:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Washing a 25 year old engine bay is asking for trouble. None of the connectors are waterproof anymore.

The first thing I ask people about a random no start or misfire is if they washed out the engine bay. The cas seems to be the number one issue with water getting into the actual cas.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241196 posted 01/01/18 07:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Agreed, if you go through with it wrap the coil pack/ptu, cas, throttle body and maf with plastic and tape. I've had great luck with purple power and my electric pressure washer. Stubborn spots may take a few tries but I hardly ever do more than spray it on and wait 15 min and then pressure wash it off.

I'd suggest wrapping parts on newer cars too just to be safe.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1241201 posted 01/02/18 12:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
This is a good conversation. To add, I would get one or two circular brushed paint brushes (Autozone offers a quality brush) and allow your product of choice to penetrate carbon and soot deposits. I prefer Purple Power, it’s a strong chemical and works but do not let it dry. Then follow up with some aggressive brushing which will allow you to access those harder to reach areas that a rag (I always use microfiber) wouldn’t.

When done, use a microfiber towel to dry, frequently checking if any dirt is left on the towel. Then, I wrap up with spraying a bit of WD-40 onto a towel and apply it to vacuum and coolant hoses.



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