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Old 03-21-2008, 11:04 AM
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Default cleaning engine bay?

What is the best way to clean the engine bay? Can you use Gumout like any other car?

How about cleaning the fuel injectors?


What is a good cleaner to use to clean out the intercooler?
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:38 PM
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Lightbulb Re: cleaning engine bay?

I'd suggest Simple Green for the engine bay. Perhaps the IC, to. Though maybe Gumout would be better there. Be careful about getting water/fluids in the MAF or any electrical connections.

Techron (not cleaner "with" techron) is good for injector cleaning in-tank. Removal and use of a machine is the best way.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:15 PM
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Thanks I am trying to follow the spring cleaning list to make sure my car runs right.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:36 PM
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I used Simple Green for the intercooler both inside and out, then since a more TR-experienced friend of mine had told me to use gasoline to flush it out I did that too just to make sure I got it clean and the gas came out clean when I dumped it so I think the Simple Green did a pretty good job. I then rinsed it with plain water and used my shop vac to blow the inside of it dry for 1/2 hour or so--my vac has a large diameter hose so it fit into the intercooler/up pipe boot perfectly for this.

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  • adjustable FP regulator
  • Hotwired fuel pump
  • Fuel pressure gauge
  • 8" K&N cone filter
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  • test pipe w/ cutout
  • Flowmaster exhaust
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i removed my engine and trans and used "oven cleaner" on the frame etc... came out spotless, then i painted it
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:07 AM
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Would you suggest using a power washer to spray the engine bay?
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I'm not going to say it's a bad idea, but like Scott said you gotta watch where the water goes, and also I wouldn't do it with the engine hot. When I did mine a couple of weeks ago I covered my breathers, air filter, and coil pack but didn't think to cover the alternator and now I have a new one to install due to a squeaky bearing on the one that got wet.

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1987 GRAND NATIONAL
Many changes planned but for now it has:
  • TE44 turbo
  • MSD 50 lb. injectors
  • Turbo Tweak 93 octane street chip
  • RJC Power Plate
  • VDO boost gauge in pillar
  • adjustable FP regulator
  • Hotwired fuel pump
  • Fuel pressure gauge
  • 8" K&N cone filter
  • ESP coil pack
  • 160 thermostat
  • test pipe w/ cutout
  • Flowmaster exhaust
  • Scanmaster 2.1
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Oven Cleaner! Thats an awesome idea Phil. Would you say that its more "potent" than engine cleaner? Did you use a steel brush on the frame, or did the oven clear eat away the paint? Did you use paint on the frame, or that Por-15 stuff? I'm gonna try this out.
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Default Re: cleaning engine bay?

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Originally Posted by JST A 6
I'm not going to say it's a bad idea, but like Scott said you gotta watch where the water goes, and also I wouldn't do it with the engine hot. When I did mine a couple of weeks ago I covered my breathers, air filter, and coil pack but didn't think to cover the alternator and now I have a new one to install due to a squeaky bearing on the one that got wet.

Mike

1987 GRAND NATIONAL
Many changes planned but for now it has:
  • TE44 turbo
  • MSD 50 lb. injectors
  • Turbo Tweak 93 octane street chip
  • RJC Power Plate
  • VDO boost gauge in pillar
  • adjustable FP regulator
  • Hotwired fuel pump
  • Fuel pressure gauge
  • 8" K&N cone filter
  • ESP coil pack
  • 160 thermostat
  • test pipe w/ cutout
  • Flowmaster exhaust
  • Scanmaster 2.1


i feel like a dumb**s, but after i hosed my engine last week, i went and had new bearings pressed on my alternator, because it was sweaking. now i removed the belt first, and turned everything the alternator sweaked.. but it ended up being the belt.. i'm embarassed, but new bearing are cheap insurance- so all isn't lost.
darren
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:04 PM
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Oven Cleaner! Thats an awesome idea Phil. Would you say that its more "potent" than engine cleaner? Did you use a steel brush on the frame, or did the oven clear eat away the paint? Did you use paint on the frame, or that Por-15 stuff? I'm gonna try this out.
i used the oven cleaner and a paint scraper,rinsed with water hose and just some cheap gloss black paint when i was done
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