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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-02, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all

I have an EF engine bay that hasnt been paid too much attention by the previous owner and is greazy as

What is a good way of getting it all off
anything ot watch out for?

I want to ge tall the grease off. .. to the bottom of the engine!

wanna cu tthat grease right off!!!!!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-02, 10:45 PM
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I've always just used $2 el-cheapo spray can of degreaser and a garden hose. Might have to give it several applications if it's real bad. I've never had any probs with water getting in electrics, try not to spray water etc directly on dizzy. Hot water will work better than cold, try connecting garden hose up to washing machine taps in laundry but watch out because normal hose is not designed for hot water and goes really soft causing the fittings to come off and can cause laundry flooding (trust me, I know about this one!).

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I buy all my AUto stuff from Autobarn

Any better place to get them form?!
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This is how I do it.
I get a shit load of degreaser. I take the car down to the local car wash place.

I take a set of ramps with me, and drive the car onto ramps in the washing bay so that I can rise under the engine as well, including the trannie etc.

I give it a high pressure rinse first. Then I apply a heap of degreaser.
I let that sit for a bit, and then hit it with some high pressure water till all the grease is gone.

I then dry the engine bay with a chamos, and if needed, put some wax on the rocker cover, and shine up all the rubber.

I do it every now and then, comes out nice.

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Hey Bud..

Since u live in my hood..
When exams aint a problem ..

Come with me ..
help me shine it up and show me how its done!
Lunch on me :)

Before the meet..
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Hey, I've got a better idea. How about I let you practice on mine. I reckon one lesson a week should do it for about 6 months.

I'll supervise you giving my car very detaied cleaning, and some hand polishing.

My lessons start at $50 per hour.
E-mail me if your interested.

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how does the degreaser go with the paint?? doesnt peel it does it?? Bass it would take more then $50 for me to let someone touch my car!! :-D

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Keep the degreaser out of the alternator and idler pullies as well - kills bearings.

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Using degreaser is a good idea i wouldn't reccomend spraying it all over the engine and going feral with the hose. Just spray abit at a time and use the hose at low pressure. Wash bits at a time.

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