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Old 05-24-2002, 09:22 PM   #61
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I need to do this tomorrow!!! I am still amazed by this.

Gunk Degreaser - Can I just get this at the local auto store (eg. Pep Boys, AutoZone, etc.)?
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:43 PM   #62
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Do you wash off the WD-40?

do you rinse off the wd-40 after?

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Old 05-24-2002, 09:49 PM   #63
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Re: Do you wash off the WD-40?

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do you rinse off the wd-40 after?

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I think he left it on.
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:49 PM   #64
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Re: Do you wash off the WD-40?

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do you rinse off the wd-40 after?

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No... you can wipe off the excess though. That's what I did.
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:54 PM   #65
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Where does the water run off to from this area?
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Where does the water run off to from this area?
There's an escape for it. The water didn't collect there... it ran off.
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Old 05-24-2002, 10:39 PM   #67
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Whew! I was beginning to think the water and whatever else will just sit there unless you soak it up with something.
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Old 05-24-2002, 10:51 PM   #68
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The area in #2 is the DSC Controller in my car. I guess in the 330's they put it somewhere else.

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actually that is where the ecu port is located the brake system is located on the drivers side
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I just mist it lightly with water to get the dust off. If you do that periodically you wont get the greasy gunk buildup as grease wicks thru dirt buildup. FYI, the BM service manual emphasizes keeping water out of the alternator, put a rag over the top of it.
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Whew! I was beginning to think the water and whatever else will just sit there unless you soak it up with something.
That is what they make towels for.
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That is what they make towels for.
The water actually doesn't sit anywhere. There's a way for it to drain out.
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GUNK ENGINE BRITE does the same thing, it is a cleaner and degreaser, but it also contains an oil (wd40) so it does it all in one hit - i love it.
If you dont believe me, test it. Spray some of it in water and you can see the oil already in their.
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Old 06-12-2002, 12:44 AM   #73
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Use gunk, it will clean and lubricate the bay so that the plastic and what not will not be dried out (like other degreasers will do with their overpowering chemicals). If you want to wd40 the electical components very extra lubrication then go for it. It would probably be wise. but you dont need to do the rubber and plastic, it will catch dust and get dirtier for you next time
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GUNK ENGINE BRITE does the same thing, it is a cleaner and degreaser, but it also contains an oil (wd40) so it does it all in one hit - i love it.
If you dont believe me, test it. Spray some of it in water and you can see the oil already in their.
Um... I did use GUNK ENGINE BRITE and it left all the plastic parts looking dried out. ONLY after I sprayed on the WD-40 did it look new.
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how long does it take for it too look dirty again?
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Gunk Degreaser dries out the plastic parts. I just did it last weekend. I tried using Pledge Furniture Cleaner instead of WD-40. Worked great and my engine smells lemon fresh.
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:32 AM   #77
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Why would you guys need to use degreasers on NEW or pretty much new engines? Got oil leaks?? You don't need degreasers to clean dust/dirt off...If you've got oil leaks take that sheit to the dealer and demand they fix that under warranty. Wash, dry then lemon pledge it.
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:00 AM   #78
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To be honest, all I do is wipe my engine down w/ a rag sprayed w/ a bit of Armor All every other time I wash the car. Keeps the dust down, and gives the whole motor a bit of shine. I never keep a dirty engine bay! If you wipe the entire motor down, it'll stay in pristine condition! If you maintain it, it'll never get to the point where you need to degrease it.
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Engines get dirty after 30-40 thousand miles.
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Why don't we ask our girlfriends/wifes to do it, and promise them that we won't buy anything new for the car, let's say...a week.
But you could get your self a new flat screen tv for the bedroom.
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