: Cleaning engine

89 D'elegance
04-17-05, 04:06 PM
I would like to steam clean my engine at the car wash but I dont think they have an engine cleaner so would it hurt to use water under the hood? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

04-17-05, 09:16 PM
Goto your local Auto part store and buy some engine degreaser. Then head to the car wash. Let your car cool for a bit or by the time you prep the car for cleaning to should be cool enough. Make sure you have a toliet brush handy for those spots inbetween things that still wont come out even with a Hi psi hose.

And old trick I do when cleaning my engine is to take the battery out of the car. Take a old cell phone plug that goes to your cig lighter and open it and have the ends connect to a 9 volt battery. It will save your radio setting for up to 30 mins sometimes longer. Clean the base of the battery cause I hate to see a clean engine but a green battery holder

04-18-05, 08:23 AM
Search the detailing and appearance forum, there was a good thread about this a while ago.