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    Anyone steam clean your engine ?

    I thought about buying me a steam cleaner for my engine. Anyone do that ?

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    The only time I've had that done I paid to have it done professionally.
    After that I kept it up myself cleaning it regularly with a towel, and QD.
    If your engine bay is too dirty, I'd recommend a steam clean, but that's something you don't want to be doing on a regular basis.
    Just my .02 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    The only time I've had that done I paid to have it done professionally.
    After that I kept it up myself cleaning it regularly with a towel, and QD.
    If your engine bay is too dirty, I'd recommend a steam clean, but that's something you don't want to be doing on a regular basis.
    Just my .02 cents
    Right now my engine bay is very clean. I just use stp son of a gun and some elbow grease. What is QD ?Attachment 9276
    Last edited by Speedy_Gonzales; 01-18-2007 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    Right now my engine bay is very clean. I just use stp son of a gun and some elbow grease. What is QD ?Attachment 9276
    QD stands for Quick Detailer. It's a spray dressing generally good for fiberglass, glass, paint, plastic, and metal. You will have to find your favorite by trial and error, or see if what you already have may work also.

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    cant you low pressure wash LSx cars?

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    i've done it multiple times, just make sure the engine is cold , so you dont crack anything that goes from hot to cold

    dont squirt water directly on electrical parts to be safe

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    you can pressure wash the outside; just lighten the pressure over the window jambs and doors b/c the water/pressure will find it's way inside.

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    ^ yes but we are talking about the engine

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    I don't have to do either

    I do know of people that do this though
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    Right now my engine bay is very clean. I just use stp son of a gun and some elbow grease. Attachment 9276
    Right now ? Sounds as though you got it up to par and you are keeping it that way with some qd every once in a while, which is good ...........I'd stay away from the hi pressure washers... Steam cleaners are a bit more foregiving....As far as the amount of water you're putting over the motor.

    Hi pressure washers normally use's hi pressure water (500# - 2500#) and lots of water to clean (home owners).
    They do make a hi pressure "hot water" cleaner that works better but still use's lots of water .

    Steam cleaner's use hi temp steam (250 degree and more of steam) to clean which means you're not dumping as much water on what you're cleaning and cleans faster and easier....But steam is more
    harsh on paint and decals and such....Got to be more careful on surface's that you want to stay show quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I don't have to do either

    I do know of people that do this though
    shut it, your model under glass is null and void of this discussion

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    hold your engine over boiling water as the steam rises

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    Quote Originally Posted by limey62 View Post
    hold your engine over boiling water as the steam rises
    na think i will just do your woman on my hood, that should create enough steam to get the engine clean

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    Lets get back on topic guys

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    Just yank the engine out and get yourself a green scrubby and some palmolive...only way to be sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Lets get back on topic guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlash_riot View Post
    Just yank the engine out and get yourself a green scrubby and some palmolive...only way to be sure
    could u fly to ga and show me how its done ?

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    As said above, please keep this thread to a serious note.

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    could u fly to ga and show me how its done ?

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