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

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215022 Jul 2, 10:01pm Jul 2, 10:01pm
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #215023 Jul 2, 10:02pm Jul 2, 10:02pm
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215024 Jul 2, 10:04pm Jul 2, 10:04pm
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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

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215025 Jul 2, 10:04pm Jul 2, 10:04pm
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you might call it a pressure wash

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: CaveMan] #215026 Jul 2, 10:05pm Jul 2, 10:05pm
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You don't need to use a pressure washer. A hose works just fine.

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: silver] #215027 Jul 2, 10:20pm Jul 2, 10:20pm
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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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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215028 Jul 2, 10:31pm Jul 2, 10:31pm
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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

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: silver] #215029 Jul 2, 10:35pm Jul 2, 10:35pm
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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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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215030 Jul 3, 12:31am Jul 3, 12:31am
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: falkkor] #215031 Jul 3, 12:38am Jul 3, 12:38am
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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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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215032 Jul 3, 12:41am Jul 3, 12:41am
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Only took me a few hours for Eng plastics. Calipers took most of the day. Umm What color is your Celi again? grin

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: falkkor] #215033 Jul 3, 12:58am Jul 3, 12:58am
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Chelica815] #215034 Jul 3, 3:06am Jul 3, 3:06am
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do it old school way, works wonders. clean with diesel.
or else pressure wash. pressure steam wash.

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: stefanoc] #215035 Jul 3, 5:14am Jul 3, 5:14am
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: VSGTS14] #215036 Jul 3, 10:28am Jul 3, 10:28am
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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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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: silver] #215037 Jul 3, 10:34am Jul 3, 10:34am
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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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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Krayze] #215038 Jul 3, 2:16pm Jul 3, 2:16pm
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Well other cars do. wink

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: silver] #215039 Jul 3, 3:14pm Jul 3, 3:14pm
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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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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Krayze] #215040 Jul 3, 4:59pm Jul 3, 4:59pm
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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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6th gen with the 3S-GTE had a distributor


I have a 4th gen.
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Krayze] #215042 Jul 3, 7:14pm Jul 3, 7:14pm
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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...

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: spaztikid] #215043 Jul 3, 9:18pm Jul 3, 9:18pm
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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??

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Sparty] #215044 Jul 3, 9:26pm Jul 3, 9:26pm
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I usually just use gasoline... it's a great cleaner...


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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: RevMonster] #215045 Jul 3, 10:58pm Jul 3, 10:58pm
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: Virgilson] #215047 Jul 4, 11:36am Jul 4, 11:36am
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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: silver] #215048 Jul 4, 2:14pm Jul 4, 2:14pm
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what about steam claeaining or is that not possible??


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Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: RetroJ84] #215049 Jul 4, 4:58pm Jul 4, 4:58pm
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You can use that too.

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: silver] #215050 Jul 4, 10:26pm Jul 4, 10:26pm
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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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btw i wouldnt recommend any stupid ebay TRD oil caps. you never know when that thing will give you a CEL

Re: Engine bay cleaning - What do you use? [Re: stefanoc] #215052 Jul 5, 12:37am Jul 5, 12:37am
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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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there is TRD oil cap, but make sure they are the real TRD part, and not fake imitation ebay bs.

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