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This is a discussion on LT1 Engine Cleaning within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I don't know if this is legal on an LS1 forum :P, but i'm asking if anyone knows an effective, ...

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    LT1 Engine Cleaning

    I don't know if this is legal on an LS1 forum :P, but i'm asking if anyone knows an effective, safe way to clean an LT1 engine bay.. that is, without harming the optispark. thanks,

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    simple green a little brush and a hose. i dont think you will have a problem as long as you keep direct water flow of the cap.

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    You've said it. Keep that opti dry!
    As mentioned, Simple Green and a brush. I used to do my 96 Z28 mostly by hand, but there are some spots that you can spray some APC let it sit, and rinse. Just cover to protect your electronics, and some common sense...

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    i used greased lightning (orange blast) on mine and it worked pretty well, however i've heard of using caution on aluminum due to corrosion/dulling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapper2003 View Post
    i used greased lightning (orange blast) on mine and it worked pretty well, however i've heard of using caution on aluminum due to corrosion/dulling.
    well yeagh you never ever never want to use any degreasing chemical or solvent on aluminum especially when hot. and i am referring to wheels. etc. i made this mistake by ruining my bran new torq thusts 2 wheels on my old camaro. now the clear coat is gone and they are a nightmare to keep clean.

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    well, the engines appearance was already toast, the aluminum already ugly, so i thought why not. and yeah, i did it when the motor was stone cold.

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