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Jul 2, 9:59pm - #215021 
Engine bay cleaning - What do you use?

Hello,

Well I think it is time for me to clean out the whole car. Soo...what do you guys use to clean the engine bay? My engine bay is very dirty. I need something that gives it a good shine.

Also, are there cheap mods to make the engine bay looks nicer? I was thinking about getting that oil cap thing from Ebay. You can get them for like $15 bucks shipped and it says TRD on them.

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Jul 2, 10:01pm - #215022 
power wash~ lol~


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Jul 2, 10:02pm - #215023 
Power wash??


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Jul 2, 10:04pm - #215024 
Put a Ziploc bag over the Intake and the distributor.

Spray the engine bay with a hose.

Spray Simple Green all over the entire bay (just try to avoid the alternator, everything else is sprayable).

It it's really dirty, use a toothbrush to scrub the Simple Green around.

Spray all the Simple Green and dirt off.

It's easy. Once you get the dirt out, use a polish or something that's safe for plastic to make the engine covers look nice. That's basically it.


As for eBay TRD parts, most of them are fake. rice

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Jul 2, 10:04pm - #215025 
you might call it a pressure wash

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Jul 2, 10:05pm - #215026 
You don't need to use a pressure washer. A hose works just fine.

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Jul 2, 10:20pm - #215027 
That is the only way? I do not mind wiping the parts and stuff. So the thing is called Simple Green?


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Jul 2, 10:31pm - #215028 
Yeah. It's common household cleaner that you can buy at almost any store. I'm suprised you haven't ever heard of or used it before. wtf

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Jul 2, 10:35pm - #215029 
Nah, never heard of have used it before. When I clean the house, I use other type of stuff, but never that product.


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Jul 3, 12:31am - #215030 
Cheap Mod

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Jul 3, 12:38am - #215031 
Hey Falkkor, you think that it would look nice if I was to get like grey? Trying to go for a black and silver color scheme.

I know that I will be painting my calipers black.

How long did it take you to do that?


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Jul 3, 12:41am - #215032 
Only took me a few hours for Eng plastics. Calipers took most of the day. Umm What color is your Celi again? grin

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Jul 3, 12:58am - #215033 
Silver


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Jul 3, 3:06am - #215034 
do it old school way, works wonders. clean with diesel.
or else pressure wash. pressure steam wash.

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Jul 3, 5:14am - #215035 
all purpose cleaner


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Jul 3, 10:28am - #215036 
Ahh, that reminds me. I purchase this bottle cleaner a while back made by Blue Magic. I just checked it out this morning and in the back it said "Engine" so yeah, I am going to use that good ol stuff.

But those Blue Magic product works really good. I have their product for wheels, and that always does the trick.

Thanks!


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Jul 3, 10:34am - #215037 
Originally Posted by silver
Put a Ziploc bag over the Intake and the distributor.

Spray the engine bay with a hose.

Spray Simple Green all over the entire bay (just try to avoid the alternator, everything else is sprayable).

It it's really dirty, use a toothbrush to scrub the Simple Green around.

Spray all the Simple Green and dirt off.

It's easy. Once you get the dirt out, use a polish or something that's safe for plastic to make the engine covers look nice. That's basically it.


As for eBay TRD parts, most of them are fake. rice



7th gens do not have a distributor


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Jul 3, 2:16pm - #215038 
Well other cars do. wink

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Jul 3, 3:14pm - #215039 
i don't think the celicas had a distributer since the 5th gen and i would bet money he has a 7th gen since he is here on this sight


i know they areent' all 7th gens but most are


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Jul 3, 4:59pm - #215040 
hey checlica, use this stuff called "Gunk Engine Degreaser" that stuff works really good and cleans the hell out of the motor. And when you use that stuff you would want to go to a lil corner do it yourself carwash and use there pressure wash to rinse. Just the "rinse" part. First you want to do this while the motor is "cool" such as not driving it all night and wake up in the morning and doing it. Spray the "Gunk" cleaner on the motor and let it sit for "15mins" then rinse the motor off completly and your done. ITs cheap easy and i have be using this stuff for years, even on my 97 camry and when i did my parents 2000 altima and my old 94 taurus wagon. Good luck mayne! thumbsup

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Jul 3, 6:59pm - #215041 
6th gen with the 3S-GTE had a distributor


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Jul 3, 7:14pm - #215042 
Originally Posted by Krayze
Originally Posted by silver
Put a Ziploc bag over the Intake and the distributor.

Spray the engine bay with a hose.

Spray Simple Green all over the entire bay (just try to avoid the alternator, everything else is sprayable).

It it's really dirty, use a toothbrush to scrub the Simple Green around.

Spray all the Simple Green and dirt off.

It's easy. Once you get the dirt out, use a polish or something that's safe for plastic to make the engine covers look nice. That's basically it.


As for eBay TRD parts, most of them are fake. rice



7th gens do not have a distributor


i was gonna point that out...

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Jul 3, 9:18pm - #215043 
ok, so its safe to use a pressure gun at a selfservice car wash?

what about sparks and stuff? what exactly needs to be covered? just the Intake pipe? and thats it??

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Jul 3, 9:26pm - #215044 
I usually just use gasoline... it's a great cleaner...


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Jul 3, 10:58pm - #215045 
simple green thumbsup

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Jul 3, 10:58pm - #215046 
simple green thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Jul 4, 11:36am - #215047 
Holy double post Batman!

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Jul 4, 2:14pm - #215048 
what about steam claeaining or is that not possible??


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Jul 4, 4:58pm - #215049 
You can use that too.

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Jul 4, 10:26pm - #215050 
yea simple green is the shit we use it at our mobil station to clean everthing and it cleans everything amazingly awsome.(if you can put those words back to back)


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Jul 5, 12:15am - #215051 
btw i wouldnt recommend any stupid ebay TRD oil caps. you never know when that thing will give you a CEL

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Jul 5, 12:37am - #215052 
Originally Posted by stefanoc
btw i wouldnt recommend any stupid ebay TRD oil caps. you never know when that thing will give you a CEL


I really thought that they are TRD parts tho, lol. Did not know about the whole 7th gen and TRD and etc.

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Jul 5, 12:56am - #215053 
there is TRD oil cap, but make sure they are the real TRD part, and not fake imitation ebay bs.

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