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Hey all, I am gonna be selling my Ford probe, and the components under the hood ie. the engine, heheh, are very dirty and greasy. I was just wondering, what do the used car sales people use to clean it when they pressure wash it. Like what kind of de-greaser do they use, and how do they do it, like will my car start after I drench the engine with water, like what should I cover.

Any info is appreciated. THANKS!

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someone posted a really good write-up about this awhile ago. do a search and u should find it. good luck w/ the sale :thumbup:
 

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someone posted a really good write-up about this awhile ago. do a search and u should find it. good luck w/ the sale :thumbup:

heheh, Yeah, I remember that post, I read it, it was a great post, but the thing is, I don't want my engine bay to smell like WD 40 hehehehhehe.

so I was wondering if there was a more professional alternative.
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heheh, Yeah, I remember that post, I read it, it was a great post, but the thing is, I don't want my engine bay to smell like WD 40 hehehehhehe.

so I was wondering if there was a more professional alternative.
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why not just do it w/o spraying WD40? i used that GUNK engine bright stuff on my maxima and it worked great
 

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StreetTrixE4six said:


why not just do it w/o spraying WD40? i used that GUNK engine bright stuff on my maxima and it worked great

GUNK engine bright eh?

hmm,,, I am gonna go and see if I can get that at my local store.

Thanks bro!


ok, so I am off then, heheheh.

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Ok, I went out and bought the GUNK stuff, hehehe


It says that I have to cover so many of these components, did you guys cover all of these components or just some?

And where did you wash it cause it says that you should not do it on a driveway?

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Go to a Quarter wash, spray your engine down with Gunk degreaser, let stand for about 5 minutes before spraying down the engine with soapy/rinse water. Oh yah, don't get too close to the engine when you're using the pressure spayer.
 

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Simple green works great too...what's nice about it, is that it is non-toxic..you could practically gargle with the stuff...it breaks down oil like it is nothing...its amazing watching it work.

make sure you cover up the electronics (distributor cap, alternator, etc), water really doesn't hurt the car, but it might not start right away if it is wet!
 

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CP6NJA said:
Ok, I went out and bought the GUNK stuff, hehehe


It says that I have to cover so many of these components, did you guys cover all of these components or just some?

And where did you wash it cause it says that you should not do it on a driveway?

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i sprayed everything :D

just make sure you start the car after the final rinse and let it run for a few minutes or take it for a quick ride. let us know how it came out
 

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Poor gasoline on it, then light it with a match.....it burns all the dirt off.
 

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just make sure you cover the air intake if you have one and spark plugs u can spray everything else....if you got access to airhose after you spray water on it...it helps so you dont flood nething on the engine
 

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Sweet, thanks for all of the help guys, I will be doing it this week one day when i have time!

THANKS AGAIN!
 
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