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How to get your engine clean...

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I like to see my car cleaned

I usually post in a fantastic detailing spanish forum . I learned a lot there, but I'd like to know how you have to act to clean the engine up.

I was watching this pic from Orient Express.


If you put your car on jackstands and after that you spray a product to degreaser the bottom of the car, like this:

'Cillit Bang Universal Degreaser Trigger' (it works very hard on very dirty surfaces)


You must wait for a couple of minutes to make it work, and after that, get your water hose and apply water in all the surface. All the dirty would be erased... But there is a question about the protection of the engine...

Does it need to get protected in any part with a transparent plastic film ? And if so, where?

Thanks, and sorry me because of my bad english

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Juan, no apologies for your English considering my Spanish is substantially worse. I don't think Orient's car moves off the jack stands. :D Seriously, you shouldn't have a problem *under* the car with a low pressure water wash. I'd be careful about using any high pressure water though. If you want to wash the upper half of the engine, I'd cover the mass airflow sensore and any other electrical connectors/devices and, again, use only a low pressure wash. No high pressure jets/streams of water.

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I think you need to scrub. Does this product clean without scrubbing? If so, that is a very strong solvent that I have not seen.

As for rust protection, I'd not remove the cosmoline if you drive in snow.

Have a look at


"Engine & Machine cleaner" This one works very good too

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