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Old 14th July 2009, 05:22 AM
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Hehe, you clean the mud off?
I'm with you Smash81, & thats why mine is going to be a pain to get clean.
It's been at least 18mths (probably closer to 2yrs) since I did mine

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Has anybody tried steam washing their engine?
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Old 15th July 2009, 01:48 AM
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I'm with you Smash81, & thats why mine is going to be a pain to get clean.
It's been at least 18mths (probably closer to 2yrs) since I did mine

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I've attacked mine with a hose when it got really bad, just knocked the big gunk off. Never really cleaned it and I've owned it since new...
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Old 15th July 2009, 10:13 AM
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I've always used copious amounts of a quality degreaser using a spray bottle, leave for about 1 or 2 minutes and hit it with the high pressure water cleaner.

The high pressure cleaner uses very little water and I've only ever had to use the WD40 (dewatering fluid) on old cars. Never any problem with the Foresters.
Just don't hold it directly on electrical components.

I clean under the bonnet of new cars every day at work using this method and it works a treat. It works great on rubber and plastic parts on older cars and makes them look like new.

Trust me, I'm a car detailer!

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Old 15th July 2009, 04:52 PM
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Would I be ok if I didn't cover the alternator, the fuse box, brake reservoir, and other stuff??
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Would I be ok if I didn't cover the alternator, the fuse box, brake reservoir, and other stuff??
personally i would just cover the alternator and fuse box. the other stuff is pretty well sealed. iv'e never had a problem with any sensors
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Old 16th July 2009, 06:34 PM
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Ok, finally got my lazy butt out and washed it today. Just took it to a local self-car wash and hosed it down. I've said f* it and didn't cover up anything. We'll see if that was a good idea in the future I've pre-soaked it with whatever soap they have, let it sit a few seconds, and rinsed it off. I still wouldn't eat off of the engine, but it looks a lot better now.
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So THAT's what these engines look like clean... Maybe someday I'll clean the mud and grime from my engine. :-D
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So THAT's what these engines look like clean...
I was thinking the very same thing.

SubaCool, after seeing such a clean engine, you have inspired me to do mine.

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Nice work Suba Cool!
That looks great!!
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