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    Cleaning Engine Bay

    What do you guys use to clean your engine bay with? I tried using a damp rag and drying immeadiatly, but later when it's fully dried its still dirty.
    (black car)=(lot of dirt!!!!!!!!)

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    Simply Green then CD2. You will love the look. CD2 is at just about any parts store.

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    What is CD2?

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    Does anyone have a idea on how to get a stuck oil drain plug off?

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    buy a new one then use a monkey wrench to get the stuck one unbolted.. had to do that with my gf's neon... i thought the damn bolt was going to break it was so bad... i tore all the teeth to hell trying with sockets then had to use the monkey wrench so it would dig into the metal on the bolt to get it. good luck. just remember you dont have to torque it too much for it to hold tight

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    It is what auto detailers use. I believe all the car dealers use it to.You can get it in just about any auto parts store.

    CD2 it's the best for under the hood!

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    I agree CD2 all the way, and my car is black.


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    I use windex and hand rags and q-tips.I then go over the hoses and plastic parts with armorall wipes.

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    sonnyred you must have never tryed CD2. Armorall collects dust and dirt. CD2 dries and keeps the shine. It took me a long time to break down and try it. and WOW it's the best!

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    OK i'll give give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnyred
    I use windex and hand rags and q-tips.I then go over the hoses and plastic parts with armorall wipes.
    yeh armor all is a huge no no. I did that once and had a huge mess on my hands. I live in texas

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    armorall is like crack for your car, use it on your dash once you need to keep on usin it or it will crack your dash. Armorall = SUCKS

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    so what all do you have to cover if you decide to hose it down????

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    so what all do you have to cover if you decide to hose it down????
    nothing just dont concentrate the hose blast on any particular place, make sure your hose is not on the JET setting, spray it down with simple green and GUNK engine bright let sit, rince and its brand spanky clean
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    simple green.. then... low water presser. Remember LOW water presser. I rinse everything. I have never had a problem. THEN let it dry alittle ,I use a leaf blower. Then CD2. and WOW.... BLING BLING BLING !!

    It last quite awhile.

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    Armor All is the worst thing for any vehicle.

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    i use spray 9 and a hose.... had the car since it was new and it how has 75,000 miles on it.... still looks like the day i got it and runs great even after i clean it... i do it everytime i change the oil

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    So you dont have to cover ANYTHING even if your gonna spray water all over the engine as long as you use low pressure? And for those who use Simple Green, do you hose down the engine, THEN spray straght SG all over or do you mix the SG with water first in a spray bottle? Also, how long can you let the SG sit before rinsing? Finally, is CD2 the name of the actual product?

    I like using colors.

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    CD 2 is the best I've found. It lasts a long time and looks great.

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