My engine is kind of Funky right now.... Im going to clean it 2maro as a matter of fact. I will take some photos of it so you guys and gals can see how it looks before then see it after..
Honestly it works great and is easy to do...
Here is how I do it...
#1. Run the motor for NO MORE then 3 min to soften the grease! Do not run it more then 3 min or you may damage the block when you rinse the block!!
#2. Next cover the PCM / ECU / Coil-pack / Alternator / *ABS Motor / Battery
) I just use Plastic Strech Wrap from the grocery store...
#3. Shake the Cleaner and spray it on, HEAVY!!! Really soak the motor!! I sometimes use 2 cans when I clean larger V-6's and V-8's. Now if you have any heavy grease spots use a soft bristled brush.. I find that a nylon bristled wheel brush gets into the tight spots and works great!!
#4. WAIT. WAIT.. WAIT... WAIT....
15-20 min!! This is the crucial step! The cleaner needs to disolve the grease much like oven cleaner.
#5. Using a **GENTLE** Stream from the top side of the motor "rain" the water down and wash the cleaner off of your motor.. Again use the brush if needed. (This is where I am supposed to say make sure you collect the water and don't let the runoff enter ..... Blah blah blah.. who cares anyway?)
#6. Let the motor air dry for 10-15 min uncover the components and start the motor. Idle the truck for a while and make sure you run the A/C if you have it.. The belts may squeek a little but they will be fine after a few seconds. It always happens to me but they stop after only a few seconds of squeel..
Thats it.. Your motor should be clean and should even have a light shine thanks to the citrus oil that remains after cleaning.
(photos to come once I go to sleep and get up and clean the truck..)