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Spaz's engine wash technique...

This is a discussion on Spaz's engine wash technique... within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; well... we all know that it's a bitch to was our engins... i don't have near enough time to read ...

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    Spaz's engine wash technique...

    well... we all know that it's a bitch to was our engins... i don't have near enough time to read all of the sticky thread so this may be old news...

    first i start off with windex... yup... i spray it all over my engine... every where in there...

    i turn my car on and let it get to running temp then i shut it off and hose it down with water...

    i let it cool down for 5 mins (great chance to crack open a beer on the hot days) and then i spray down the engine with armour all...

    again i turn my car on and let it get to running temp then i shut it off and hose it down with water...

    then... i get a crappy beat up old t-shirt and whipe down every thing i can get to with out beat up my hands and knuckles to much...

    then i get out tire shine... and spray that all over (try to keep away from the pully belts) rub that stuff in with the beat up shirt and then i turn the car on again get to running temp...

    when i'm done every thing looks like new...

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    spray water all over the engine huh

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    My air filter for the hood ram air on top is completley exposed k&n. So for me to do that, I would have to take off the hole damn air box and bag the tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smkn_TA View Post
    My air filter for the hood ram air on top is completley exposed k&n. So for me to do that, I would have to take off the hole damn air box and bag the tube.
    That would only take 5 mins. and when you're done you will have a shiny new motor.

    I don't know about spraying the whole motor down when it's hot tho. Aluminum expands and contracts way more than steel. And to cool it off that fast with water i just feel that could do harm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02ultraZ View Post
    That would only take 5 mins. and when you're done you will have a shiny new motor.

    I don't know about spraying the whole motor down when it's hot tho. Aluminum expands and contracts way more than steel. And to cool it off that fast with water i just feel that could do harm...
    i've been doing it for years... doesn't hurt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smkn_TA View Post
    My air filter for the hood ram air on top is completley exposed k&n. So for me to do that, I would have to take off the hole damn air box and bag the tube.
    Put a plastic bag over anything you don't want to get wet and just tape it off.

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    SPAZ, you don't need to clean your engine! You blow it up before it gets dirty, then you put a new one in! ..................j/k

    Your engine bay does look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    SPAZ, you don't need to clean your engine! You blow it up before it gets dirty, then you put a new one in! ..................j/k

    Your engine bay does look good!
    thanks!


    a picture of what it looks like half way done...

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    speaking of engine bays! has anyone in here ever heard of the inner fenders of the engine bay being clear coated??? becasue mine are, seen quite a few f bods and mine is the only one! then i talked to scott settelmier about it and he has no idea either.

    and no the car has never been in a front end collision! lol only the rear,

    anybody care to explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarojunky74 View Post
    speaking of engine bays! has anyone in here ever heard of the inner fenders of the engine bay being clear coated??? becasue mine are, seen quite a few f bods and mine is the only one! then i talked to scott settelmier about it and he has no idea either.

    and no the car has never been in a front end collision! lol only the rear,

    anybody care to explain?
    just lucky i guess.....

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    well in any case it looks 10x better than non clear coated, my buddys car is white too and his fenders are just ugh gross looking i think! i dunno. you guys should see them but my work blocked photobucket lol so ill post them up after i get home from the stip tonight!

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    i just use armor all on all the black plastic pieces and then wipe down the rest with soap and a rag.....if i had a camera i would post the pic....

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