Cleaning the engine bay (with photos)

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by Bowtied, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    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
     
  2. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    Yep, Ive done that one.:grrrrrr:
     
  3. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    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
     
  4. 04GMC_len

    04GMC_len New Member

    Wow! I'm impressed! Nice engine bay pics.
     
  5. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    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.
     
  6. VisaliaIPA

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  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    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.
     
  8. Bowtied

    Bowtied Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  9. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    Is that due to the engine bay "looking" cleaner after a few cold beers?
     
  10. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member 1 Year 500 Posts

    Purple power is your friend as long as you don't let it dry
     

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