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booyaolian
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Aug 13, 6:01pm - #248593 
cleaning Engine Bay tips

anybody has a picture to show which parts i should cover before i hose down my engine bay?

i want to clean it so bad.

someone said cover the alternator...and something else...but i dont where they are located.

any pics would be appreciated. thanks!

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Aug 13, 6:15pm - #248594 
Don't worry about it, just power wash the whole dam thing! I wash mine all the time, its always full of dirt because I like to drive on gravel roads. grin

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Aug 13, 6:15pm - #248595 
Just bag your CAI if you have one.

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Aug 13, 6:22pm - #248596 
so i dont have to cover anything?

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Aug 13, 6:30pm - #248597 
Even the alternator doesn't mind a bit of water. I don't cover anything. It comes out real nice & pretty! thumbsup

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Aug 13, 6:48pm - #248598 
anyone else?

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Aug 13, 7:04pm - #248599 
idunnoabout cleaning the engine bay but...

here's your alternator.. it's the one with the black pulley next to the AEM pulley happywink

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more pics in the engine bay..
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Aug 13, 7:24pm - #248600 
I've only done it a couple of times but when I did I didn't cover anything. Not sure if thats good or bad but everything seems fine thumbsup


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Aug 13, 7:26pm - #248601 
Steven? Isaac? Sultan? Evan? Billy? Ricepowered?

any advice from you guys?

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Aug 14, 9:28am - #248602 
Originally Posted by booyaolian
Steven? Isaac? Sultan? Evan? Billy? Ricepowered?

any advice from you guys?



yeah bro - when I clean the engine bay I leave the passenger cover piece in place so as not to get the alternator or belt wet... then I just spray everything down with a hose and use the cd2 engine detail kit:

*rinse*
1 - clean and prep
*rinse*
2 - detailer

... the final product looks amazing. The $10 you spend will be well worth it. Here's a link:

www.midwayautosupply.com/detailedproductdescription.asp?1079

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Aug 14, 9:47am - #248603 
Yeah, as long as you have your plastics in pace they will cover up everything that dosen't need to be wet. I do mine all the time, never a problem here.

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Aug 14, 9:48am - #248604 
just make sure to cover the CAI

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Aug 14, 7:36pm - #248605 
thx guys. i cleaned mine today.

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Aug 14, 7:39pm - #248606 
post pics


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