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#1 jmr93

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

Hey guys. I've got a bit of a newbie question to ask. How do you guys clean your engine's ? I've been told to use a steam cleaner, but not sure if this is a good idea or not ?



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#2 DanGersFord

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

Steam cleaning is good but id go and get it proffesionally steam cleaned its only about £10 or something :) looks great after

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

Thanks ! I take it the normal Kosovant cleaners can do that :P I have Koso family as well so no racism intented :P .



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

Most body work places will do it. It'll probably depend on the valeter some places will some wont

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

I guess it's a looking up job for me now then. Thanks for the help.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

you can do it yourself. get yourself a pressure washer and some engine de-greaser. just keep the engine running whilst your spraying



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

you can do it yourself. get yourself a pressure washer and some engine de-greaser. just keep the engine running whilst your spraying

 

And be VERY careful around any connectors and obviously the ECU. They weren't built for withstanding water under high pressure.

 

To be honest I don't offer that service to my customers.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

when i was a valeter for a month we used to do every used car, we just kept the engine running



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

Engine degreaser and a paintbrush, then a hosepipe, dry then soak in WD40 leave for 5 minutes then use microfiber cloth and keep wiping WD40 off till dry, leaves everything clean protected and natural looking. here's mine i done yesterday, got no before pics but only bought car a week ago and engine bay and engine was a right mess.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:55 AM

That's a cracking job :D



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

good job there. i asked this question a while ago.

on my old fiesta i had my engine jet washed they kept it running, afterwards it started missing and i found that the water had shorted a problem out on the ht leads.

 

when i asked recently people said hard work and graft with wd40 and cloth or steam clean.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

good job there. i asked this question a while ago.

on my old fiesta i had my engine jet washed they kept it running, afterwards it started missing and i found that the water had shorted a problem out on the ht leads.

 

when i asked recently people said hard work and graft with wd40 and cloth or steam clean.

Steam cleaning engines is at best a gamble, used to have my own valeting business many many moons ago and lost count of the insurance claims I had to sort out for alarms. the way I do it above from start to finish takes about 30 minutes and isn't hard graft, the hardest bit is getting your cloth where you want it and knowing when to stop because this cleaning lark is addictive LOL, so be warned. 

 

Heres a couple of my past motors engine bays.

 

The shine on this engine (3.2 v6 petrol) was not engine laquer, it was damp start as it used to do this in 2nd pic.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Well today I cleaned the engine bay on our lasses car cos it was black, well at least i remembered to take before pics this time   :D

 

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and after, usual gunk brushed on then rinsed dried then soaked in wd40 and wiped back off with microfibre after 5-10 minutes.

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:03 AM

great job looks much better



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

Hi . I got some top quality engine cleaner from halfords comes with some engine detailer in a pack and just went by the instructions sprayed around the engine I left the top plastic engine cover on so as not to get any cleaner on the electrics used a brush on the heavy deposits and rinsed of with warm water in a watering can then started the engine to dry of . Any water in the gullies I used a cloth or paper towel to soak up and get out . Then left for a day or two to dry out then sprayed the detailer over all the plastics and looks great.

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