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booyaolian Aug 14, 1:01am - #248593 
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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 14, 1:15am - #248594 
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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 14, 1:15am - #248595 
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Just bag your CAI if you have one.
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booyaolian Aug 14, 1:22am - #248596 
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so i dont have to cover anything?
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 14, 1:30am - #248597 
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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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booyaolian Aug 14, 1:48am - #248598 
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anyone else?
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Erick Aug 14, 2:04am - #248599 

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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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Malaysian Aug 14, 2:24am - #248600 

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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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booyaolian Aug 14, 2:26am - #248601 
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Steven? Isaac? Sultan? Evan? Billy? Ricepowered?

any advice from you guys?
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Sultan Aug 14, 4:28pm - #248602 

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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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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 14, 4:47pm - #248603 

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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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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 14, 4:48pm - #248604 

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just make sure to cover the CAI
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booyaolian Aug 15, 2:36am - #248605 
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thx guys. i cleaned mine today.
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dman Aug 15, 2:39am - #248606 

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post pics

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