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OOSilver_S
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OOSilver_S Jan 10, 6:32pm - #79960 

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Cant get GTS valve cover clean

Does anyone know a good abrasive to clean the gts valve cover, mine has black stuff on it that won't come off with comet or any degreaser (tried a few different). cant really see that well in picture but its real obvious in person.
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Jamey Jan 10, 6:36pm - #79961 

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Just be happy that your engine looks that clean!!!! thumbsup

Did you try simple green, or i know that this sounds stupid but that no touch tire foam cleaner stuff. It doesn wonders under the Hood!!!!

Good Luck and when your finished there how about cleaning mine for me??? thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jan 10, 6:45pm - #79962 

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there is a bit of some shit on mine and idk what it is and It also won't come off...it's like dried up gook and was on there when i got the car.

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Elec-FuYu Jan 10, 8:54pm - #79963 
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i used a clay that i brought from Taiwan to clean every kind of shsit in the engine bay...
the clay melts with water and become luiquid like,then i only need paper towel to clean the engine~

it even takes off the decoloration of a pot that's bening burnt... amazing~

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eastsideyodi Jan 10, 10:26pm - #79964 
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would you consider painting it (same color) grin. I did and it turned out pretty good.
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Rave669 Jan 11, 12:06am - #79965 

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If simple green won't do the job, try something that's more heavy duty (such as Engine brite, or an engine cleaning product called Steam, which kicks ass BTW)

if you are really having trouble try this:

Easy Off oven cleaner spray. spray it on the valve cover, try to keep it off the plastics, as they will get marks on them if it dries on the plastic and rubber bits.

run the motor, let it get to normal operating temperature. when it's there, let it idle for a minut or two. shut off the car, let the motor cool a little bit (about a minute or so will do) and hose it off. be sure to cover any Intakes, eletrical bits, ignition wires, etc, with plastic wrap too. this goes for all engine cleaning products.

Last ditch solution, if all else fails, buy some aluminum polish (you know, for rims and such, at an auto parts store) and polish the valve cover with it. that'll get it off for sure with some elbow grease.

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mazania Jan 11, 12:17am - #79966 
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you know wat would work: some good ole gasoline. that stuff gets anything off. but dont rub too much, only till it comes off, cause gas is pretty strong and all.

hope i get my celica soon (i mite need a drivers license first)
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Steven Jan 11, 12:43am - #79967 
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Dude I had the same problem. You should go to walmart or something and get a hand held steam cleaner. It basically shoots steam and can clean anything. I used that to get the nasty parts off of my valve cover. Good luck
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Subarashi Jan 11, 12:47am - #79968 

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Originally Posted by eastsideyodi
would you consider painting it (same color) grin. I did and it turned out pretty good.


Sorry to change the subject but take that Dragon Ball GT crap away, it shouldn't have the DB name

As far as the engine good luck bro thumbsup

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eastsideyodi Jan 11, 7:34am - #79969 
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dont be hatin on the dragon ball gt, you dont like it dont look at it.
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GjGts Jan 11, 7:40am - #79970 

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hey seriously, i had the same prob. i actually took a soft cloth an brake parts cleaner(cheap at wal mart) and just make sure not to get it on the plastics, spary it on the cloth works really well
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newcelica84 Jan 11, 7:45am - #79971 
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i had the same problem, plus mine was really dirty bc i kept spilling oil on the cover. what i did was bought the engine cleaner from autozone, spray it on a cloth towel that that its damp but not soaked (note: only the size of a nickel or so, because if you put too much on, when you apply it to the cover it will soak all over the cover, and the products are very flamable). basically, what you will do is a "wax on wax off" movement. when you start wiping with the towel that has the engine cleaner on it it will start to instantly break up and then on your other hand with a dry cloth you wipe it off immediately. THEN AT THE END, VERY IMPORTANT, that you use a new cloth soaked with water, another one that is just damped on the other hand, and another dry clean cloth on the side. what you do is clean off all the parts that you used the engine cleaner on with the soaked one, then again with the damped one, and then dry off completely with the dry cloth. make sure you clean off with water because as i said earlier, IT IS FLAMABLE. this way sure beats spraying the whole engine with engine cleaner and then spraying it all down with water, because if you don't do it carefully you can ruined alternator and etc. with the water or you can have excess and BOOOOMMMMM!!!! CAR IS BURNED. hope this helps. latez
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Pete00 Jan 11, 7:53am - #79972 
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had the same problem, but went to the local hardware store and purchased something called never dull . it works very well thumbsup

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AzNfLiP17oY Jan 11, 8:22am - #79973 

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what kind of spark plug cover is that?
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OOSilver_S Jan 11, 7:31pm - #79974 

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Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
what kind of spark plug cover is that?


Its Rod Millen Motorsports.

Thanks all, I'm gonna try the brake cleaner first since I already have some, if that don't work looks like I got plenty of other choices. thumbsup
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Street Prototype Jan 12, 1:31am - #79975 

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simple green

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AzNfLiP17oY Jan 12, 6:29am - #79976 

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where did you get it from and how much did you pay for that spark plug cover?
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beans Jan 12, 7:00am - #79977 
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forget cleaning, just spray paint it thumbsup
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LinkTallica Jan 12, 7:01am - #79978 

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Originally Posted by beans
forget cleaning, just spray paint it thumbsup

i dont think that would work
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OOSilver_S Jan 13, 12:44am - #79979 

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Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
where did you get it from and how much did you pay for that spark plug cover?


I don't remember where I bought it from but I just did a google search and it was they only place I could find to buy it brand new. I paid about 60$ after shipping.
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