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Old 07-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #31
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Can't remember what brand...it's yellow. I try and do my cars at least once a year but with 2 kids, time is at a premium.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:20 PM   #32
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Can't remember what brand...it's yellow. I try and do my cars at least once a year but with 2 kids, time is at a premium.
I believe that would be a DeWALT.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:12 PM   #33
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Maybe but I'm thinking Powahfist...
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:55 PM   #34
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Cleaned the engine bay today!

Before:







1. Spray engine degreaser, the stuff that smells like diesel. Wait 10 minutes.
2. Rinse with pressure washer.
3. Spray water-based degreaser, I used Simple Green. Great stuff. Clean around a bit using sponge/foam.
4. Spray with pressure washer.
5. Use compressed air to dry.
6. 303 Aerospace Protectant!







After:





















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Old 07-29-2010, 08:22 PM   #35
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WOW! Holy crap that's amazing! Where did you the 303 stuff? I gotta do my E90 and the wife's Mini.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #36
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nice work!
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #37
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Thanks!

I got the 303 Protectant from www.eshine.ca.
Canadian Tire used to carry them but they don't anymore.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:43 PM   #38
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Looks good!

Pressure washer? Really? Are you nuts?
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #39
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Looks good!

Pressure washer? Really? Are you nuts?
Yes pressure washer, really!

What seems to be the problem.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:52 PM   #41
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ummm thats clean... last time i tried pressure washing under the hood it wouldnt start for 2 days...
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #42
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ummm thats clean... last time i tried pressure washing under the hood it wouldnt start for 2 days...
The under hood stuff is water resistant, not so much water proof. I suppose if you're not spraying it right at the electronics and sensors...

The proof is in the pudding, you're car loks great and I bet it started up no problem after.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:24 PM   #43
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No problems with starting here.

Pressure washing is the key to remove the heavy oil/gunk on your engine after they've been soaked with cleaner, its even instructed on engine degreaser cans.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:37 PM   #44
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So...I should put the toothbrush away. Got it.

I've never used a pressure washer on the engine bay and I dont' have any issues with gunk. Ellbow grease, lots and lots of elbow grease.

You're a braver man than I. Much braver.
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So...I should put the toothbrush away. Got it.

I've never used a pressure washer on the engine bay and I dont' have any issues with gunk. Ellbow grease, lots and lots of elbow grease.

You're a braver man than I. Much braver.

lol.
I was a bit unsure at first too, but there really is nothing to worry about.
Cover the alternator, do not get too close while using the pressure washer.

After you are done, use blow gun, and dry! Then start and let it idle for a while.
I've done this 3 times already: my dads Accord, my E36 and my E39.
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