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Cleaning a LS1

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    Cleaning a LS1

    What is the best way to clean a LS1? I am hesitant to spray engine degreaser all over it and then hit it with water because of all of the electrical components. Thanks in advance.

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    Simple green, let it sit for 10 minutes, then spray it off! I have done this over 10 times and never had any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    Simple green, let it sit for 10 minutes, then spray it off! I have done this over 10 times and never had any problems.
    Where can you get simple green?

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    Go through a quarter wash and use the engine cleaner spray, let it sit for a little bit, then spray wash it out. As long as your engine is running while you do it, then you will not have any problems. Just don't soak your air filter if you can help it, but otherwise it's not a big deal. You need to use some type of a degreasor or soap cuz water alone will not clean grease and oil. That's really the only way you're going to keep your engine clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the.palmetto View Post
    Go through a quarter wash and use the engine cleaner spray, let it sit for a little bit, then spray wash it out. As long as your engine is running while you do it, then you will not have any problems. Just don't soak your air filter if you can help it, but otherwise it's not a big deal. You need to use some type of a degreasor or soap cuz water alone will not clean grease and oil. That's really the only way you're going to keep your engine clean.
    this is what i do

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
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    Sweet! i will have to give this a shot on the 98, shes a filthy little whore

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    Toothbrush, alum polish, diluted simple green, rubber protectant for hoses, some rags and/or leafblower/canned air for dust

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    Keep water off of the intake a couple of guys have had water get past the injectors and this led to cracked blocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    Keep water off of the intake a couple of guys have had water get past the injectors and this led to cracked blocks
    I've heard of pooling around #4 also. That's actually why I got fuel rail covers as mine dripped when washing the car right onto that location and puddled up.

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    not the best idea to hose the engine down.......if you soak the filter you are fucked. There is a possibility of h20 sitting in the gasket valley of the injectors and possibly getting in. It can get into spots you dont want it to and cause rust. Also it can make you belts squeel along with your tensioner pullies. Do it by hand in small sections and take your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    not the best idea to hose the engine down.......if you soak the filter you are fucked. There is a possibility of h20 sitting in the gasket valley of the injectors and possibly getting in. It can get into spots you dont want it to and cause rust. Also it can make you belts squeel along with your tensioner pullies. Do it by hand in small sections and take your time.
    I spray mine down all the time and will continue too. I am not worried about the filter neither, I spray nowhere near it. I spray belt dressing on my belt regularly, never squealed once. After I'm done I close the hood and let it idle for 10-15 minutes to dry everything out.
    Last edited by nillam1; 09-27-2009 at 08:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    I spray mine down all the time and will continue too. I am not worried about the filter neither, I spray nowhere near it. I spray belt dressing on my belt regularly, never squealed once. After I'm done I close the hood and let it idle for 10-15 minutes to dry everything out.
    to each his own, wont catch me taking a hose to my engine though

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    to each his own, wont catch me taking a hose to my engine though
    x2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    to each his own, wont catch me taking a hose to my engine though


    I feel the same way!!

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