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Jan 7, 1:46am - #367614 
Best product to clean engine parts

So I was messing around inside the engine bay, taking off the butterfly Intake and etc. I started to clean the engine pieces and the engine itself, but it does not seem to be clean enough for my satisfaction.

For those of you who show your car, what do you USE to clean the engine?

I need something really good for cleaning the engine plastics and the engine itself. I want it to look really clean and shiny.

So yeah, please share what kind of goodies you purchase and use for the Engine bay of the Celi.

Thanks.


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Jan 7, 1:59am - #367615 
Simple Green, and or a couple of those Engine Degreaser spray cans. I believe grim makes a great engine degreaser.
I also have a hand held steam cleaner that gets those tough stains...
Further, I try to detail the engine on a regular basis as opposed to letting it get real dirty and then busting my ass to get it clean again

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Jan 7, 2:03am - #367616 
Thanks. I have heard people recommending Simple Green. Will give this one a try. And the brand name is Grim for the engine degreaser right?

I usually clean my engine one every 2 weeks, or once a week if I have the spare time.


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Jan 7, 11:38am - #367617 
I use a lot of simple green for all over te car inside and out lol. I've never had the need to degrease my engine so never done it on this car yet.


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Jan 7, 12:08pm - #367618 
Simple green sounds like the stuff I need to use. I see people talking about it, will be getting it.

They sell it at Kragen?


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Jan 7, 2:29pm - #367619 
they sell it autozone, im pretty sure kragen, and sell it at wal-mart as well. You can use engine degreasor too but the stupid water will make your belt sqeak like a mofo like it did to mine when i cleaned my a while back.

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Jan 7, 3:57pm - #367620 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
they sell it autozone, im pretty sure kragen, and sell it at wal-mart as well. You can use engine degreasor too but the stupid water will make your belt sqeak like a mofo like it did to mine when i cleaned my a while back.


OO, dunno about the water thing then. I hate that squeaking noise. I will just scrub the hell out of it using Simple Green.


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