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Old 01-06-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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How to clean engine?

I was wondering how would I go about cleaning my egnine area?

Right now since I don't know anything I am just using a damp towel to wipe down dirty areas.

any real ways of cleaning it?
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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You can buy an engine degreaser spray. Basically you just warm up your car, turn it off, then spray the dirty or greasy areas down with the degreaser. Then use a spray bottle and spray water over the same areas. Let your car dry and you're done.

I picked some up from the local AutoZone a couple weeks ago.
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does the above info really work? Seems like it might hurt or corrode stuff Also, would that be a bad idea given I have the ECIS intake which is very open?
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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By far the best method I have found, and one that would not be risky enough to possibly cause harm to your electronics is to just take a damp terry cloth and wipe down the engine bay. Then go over it again with a dry one. After that, take an applicator pad and apply some Black Magic Trim Shine Gel all over it. Makes it look as good as new.

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does the above info really work? Seems like it might hurt or corrode stuff Also, would that be a bad idea given I have the ECIS intake which is very open?
Yeah, it works. I don't use it on my bimmer, though.

It's contains/is made from a petroleum distillate... so I believe it only reacts with grease.

The directions on the can say to avoid intake openings.
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