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Here is my 3.0 V6 in my '98 Sport.....all dressed up and no place to go....[IMG][/IMG]
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^^ That is a sweet sticker on the intake, and I'm not kidding. I would find so many halarious places to put that lol.
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What did you use to shine the engine?
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Let me tell you about my clean engine. (a couple posts above this one). Might be some good stuff here and maybe some bad stuff. I'll let ya'll know in a few months. I'm pretty sure this post will get some comments. I took my Ranger to a carwash that advertised engine cleaning. Before they started I asked them what electrical parts they protected or covered. He said none, the best way to use the high pressure washer was with the engine running....as long as it is running nothing can get hurt. This sounded odd to me, but apparently he was right, I have had absolutely no electrical problems since the cleaning. The "shining" of the parts is because after the engine is cleaned and dried, they sprayed the compartment with "Armor All". This didn't seem right, but it sure made the engine compartment look good. My concern is that dust and dirt will cling to the Armor All and I will be back in the same boat with a dirty engine. The "oily-ness" of the Armorall did seem to evaporate. So far, the engine and compartment looks great. I will watch it for a few months and report back if there are any major changes. I will have to admit that I do not do any off-roading and drive 99.9% of the time on paved roads, so it will probably stay cleaner longer that could be expected when a truck is used for other purposes and on different terrains.
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My '98 Mazda B4000 has the 'golf ball' like dents under the hood as well...

I removed my fire shield, it was all torn up, and the squirrels were trying to get to it for bedding material.

(Don't say kill 'em, cause I use to rehabilitate squirrels and raccoons. I still get a tad bit sad when I see a squirrel or raccoon squashed. But them possums... damn, they deserve it ugly fkers!)
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i felt like i needed to get my work shown in here lol..

engine degreaser, then pressure rinse, then original armor all..
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I know it's an old thread but I finally did mine today.

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Little dusty but nothing a wipe down can't handle.

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That is soooo sweet man. I really like that truck.
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Where did you get cover on your intake manifold sir?
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this is my 2007 4x4 b2600 mazda, mitsu g6 engine
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No picture to upload yet...gonna be a laugh when i do... I was wondering if there was any mechanical benefit of keeping the engine compartment spotless...or if it was more of an asthetic thing... I'm rather positive that my 97's engine hasn't been cleaned ever in it's New England life

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What's the best way to clean your engine bay?
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What's the best way to clean your engine bay?
This was written by a guy over at ModdedMustangs.com (http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ml#post1151164) ALL credit goes to him!

Best I found period! TONS of people swear by it too! Proven in the 12+ pages in that thread alone! I love it cause it doesn't leave things glossy and/or greasy to attract MORE dirt. Nice flat black like factory!



"Best way ever is the following, take it for what it's worth, it's tried and true..

Products needed: Simple Green, Turtle Wax F-21 tire dressing, several rags.

Start engine, get it warm, not hot, just nice and warm. As an example if the car was fully cooled, run it for 5-8 minutes. Turn off engine.

Cover the alternator and air filter on your intake, Aluminum foil works great since the motor is warm. Everything else can be subject to light rinsing type spray, including the covered fuse panel. All of these areas get hit by water when driven in the rain.

Lightly spray entire engine bay with water from hose, you will see some light steaming, this is good.

Spray the entire engine bay, including firewall, plastic parts, metal parts, loom, coils and hoses with Simple Green. Set the hood down, not fully closed, just to it's safety catch point, and go find something else to do for 15 to 20 minutes. Let the simple green do it's work. Closing the hood let's the simple green interact with the steam you created with the warm motor. This loosens the tough stuff up so you don't have to work so hard in those heavily soiled areas.

Open hood, look for heavily soiled areas, wipe them with a rag, use more simple green if necessary. Rinse lightly with hose.

Spray entire engine bay with F-21, it foams, coat everything just like the simple green coating you did.

Close hood again, walk away for 10-20 minutes or until nearly all the foam has dissipated.

Open hood, Wipe up any areas that water settled and such. Wipe up any areas that the F-21 didn't dissipate on it's own.

You will note that the F-21 restores the black plastic parts to the same oem flat black color they were when new.. It leaves the paint shiney with no streaks on the fenders and fire wall. Best of all, it is not greasey to the touch."

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How the heck do you even clean the engine? Take it someplace or do I just spray it with a hose for hours?
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Ya after I posted it I realized there was a post about it right above me. Sorry!
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