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    Try to use the least amount of water as possible or you might be replacing your knock sensors. I had to the last time I cleaned my engine. Almost a inch of water in the rear sensor
    Objects in mirror are losing

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    Try to use the least amount of water as possible or you might be replacing your knock sensors. I had to the last time I cleaned my engine. Almost a inch of water in the rear sensor
    Yep, Ive done that one.
    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsfloyd View Post
    Yep, Ive done that one.
    I was impressed with NAPA's sub harness and how tight the fit was. But now I just use simple green or purple power and scrub with a tire brush. I will use wet rag to wipe it down after
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    Wow! I'm impressed! Nice engine bay pics.
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    Chemical Guy's Black to Black works great on all gm plastics. Spray it on, or wipe it on and it dries without a greasy feel.
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    Check out the write I did.....with video.
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    I've found that a cold beer will help me to get motivated to clean out the engine bay. So, my tip is cold beer will help your engine bay to shine like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    Try to use the least amount of water as possible or you might be replacing your knock sensors. I had to the last time I cleaned my engine. Almost a inch of water in the rear sensor
    Quote Originally Posted by dsfloyd View Post
    Yep, Ive done that one.
    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    I was impressed with NAPA's sub harness and how tight the fit was. But now I just use simple green or purple power and scrub with a tire brush. I will use wet rag to wipe it down after
    Oh GOD how i wish i would've only KNOWN, you can add me to the list of people who have FUBARD their knock sensors cleaning the engine bay, although mine more out of shock/necessity as when my water pump broke it slew that caustic radiator fluid all over the paint and plastics and i've had a nightmare of a time dealing with this in the past (on motorbikes and such)


    Anyways, odd thing, the really hot weather here in texas has seemed to dry it out and the CEL turned off and never returned...thank god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I've found that a cold beer will help me to get motivated to clean out the engine bay. So, my tip is cold beer will help your engine bay to shine like new.
    Is that due to the engine bay "looking" cleaner after a few cold beers?
    David
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    Purple power is your friend as long as you don't let it dry
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