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cleaning Engine Bay tips #248593 Aug 13, 5:01pm Aug 13, 5:01pm
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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!

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: booyaolian] #248594 Aug 13, 5:15pm Aug 13, 5:15pm
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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

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #248595 Aug 13, 5:15pm Aug 13, 5:15pm
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Just bag your CAI if you have one.

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #248596 Aug 13, 5:22pm Aug 13, 5:22pm
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so i dont have to cover anything?

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: booyaolian] #248597 Aug 13, 5:30pm Aug 13, 5:30pm
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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

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #248598 Aug 13, 5:48pm Aug 13, 5:48pm
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anyone else?

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: booyaolian] #248599 Aug 13, 6:04pm Aug 13, 6:04pm
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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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Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: Erick] #248600 Aug 13, 6:24pm Aug 13, 6:24pm
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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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Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: Malaysian] #248601 Aug 13, 6:26pm Aug 13, 6:26pm
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Steven? Isaac? Sultan? Evan? Billy? Ricepowered?

any advice from you guys?

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: booyaolian] #248602 Aug 14, 8:28am Aug 14, 8:28am
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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

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: Sultan] #248603 Aug 14, 8:47am Aug 14, 8:47am
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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.

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #248604 Aug 14, 8:48am Aug 14, 8:48am
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just make sure to cover the CAI

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Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #248605 Aug 14, 6:36pm Aug 14, 6:36pm
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thx guys. i cleaned mine today.

Re: cleaning Engine Bay tips [Re: booyaolian] #248606 Aug 14, 6:39pm Aug 14, 6:39pm
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post pics


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