Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Procedures for cleaning under the hood in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I've read up on what to use to clean my engine and have decided to use dishsoap and simple Green. ...
I've read up on what to use to clean my engine and have decided to use dishsoap and simple Green. What I'm looking for is a procedure or maybe a list of stuff that I should clean. now I know I should clean up everything but maybe I should ask the question of what NOT to clean? What is under the hood that should be off limits or what should I stay away from? Is it a good idea to remove the supports and metal bars around the engine to get down in there and really get it cleaned out? Is there anything I should be watching for? Also sence the engine has about 109k on it. What should I take off and clean out to keep it running great? throttle body? EGR (whatever that is)? Sensors, valves, or diaphrams that should be cleaned out or atleast checked for corrosion and debris? Also does anyone know a good way to clean up those two engine stabilizers on the front right and left of the engine? Mine are majorly corroded and I would like to either clean them up or get new ones to help improve the look. My goal is to bring this back to almost new condition. Thanks for the help and look foreward to hearing from all of you.
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I didn't look to see what your model is, or if it has a distributer cap, but if so I would cover it with a plastic bag to prevent engine stalling. Tie an elastic band around it for a good seal. There used to be some controversy as to whether to keep the engine running or not when flushing the cleaning agent. I was told once to run it, but flush with warm water and not cold because cold might crack the block if the engine is hot! I think that would be rare.
No I don't have a distributor cap and I'm just going to take everything that seems unimportant off. Like supports and crossmenbers and clean up everything that I can reach. I'm almost 7ft so that should be most of it. Then I'll take it to the hobby shop and put it up on a lift and clean everything else I can find.