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Muddy Engine

Well I saw a mud hole back in the cow pasture behind my girlís grandparents house, and of course I wasnít going to let it go with out ripping it up. How ever the mud went everywhere. I got it all off the body but my engine is covered. I tried a garden hose but it didnít get it all off. What can I do to get my engine squeaky clean?
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a small brush, some soapy water, hose and simple green.... and about 4 solid hours...
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4 hours....well there goes my saturday...
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dont just use a garden hose, get a pressure washer, also maybe get that spray **** that gets all the grime and grease off ur engine, it might help.
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dont just use a garden hose, get a pressure washer, also maybe get that spray **** that gets all the grime and grease off ur engine, it might help.
um yeah be careful with that pressure washer. You can really do some damage if you get carried away and/or get careless. My friends and i were washing up our motorcycles and one guy blew water right past the fork seal. so yeah great tools just be careful around some of the more delicate parts and around any seals. good luck with that man...
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this is a really dumb thread.

If you get mud from a mudhole..








then get water from a water hole. Problem solved.

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no. Sissies use a hole, men wash the engine off witha puddle.
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^^ what???

one way i clean up the underbody is by taking a sprinkler and putting it under my truck for an hour or so and let it wash out the frame and all.
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Simple Green is your friend. See results below....
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A clean engine is a happy engine!!
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Snap! Last time my engine compartment looked like that was...ummm....when it was new!!!
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lol...
It's slightly babied.
I love my Ranger

correction....i love my Rangers. Can't forget about the 97 with 172,000 miles and not a speck of rust!!

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Simple Green + Car wash = Clean. thats what i use anyway
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I baby mine everytime i say to my self....ok, go easy on the skinny pedal on this obsticle...easy does it....and i walk away unscaved....thats my babying! Oh and sometimes i bring out for a ride in the driving heavy rain...free carwash!
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lol....
my buddy drives his in the rain next to an 18-wheeler.....thats his carwash.

What fletch said....can't go wrong there.
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18-wheelers wind + no sway bars + skinny 285/75r16's + heavy rain + crappy winter wiper blades = not fun.......at all.
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I don't think I have the patients to spend that much time. But i do need to do something....
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Garden hose and simple green....just spray engine bay down with the hose, spray on some simple green take a long handled nylon bristled brush give is a quick scrub and then hose her off. Doesnt probably take more than 30 mins
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sweet...that i can do
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simple green. dang never though if that. im going to try it.
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will simple green help get the mud off the pad thing on the bottom of the hood
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Maybe....I know a pressure washer does!
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Here ya go. I did a little searching and came up with this. I'm going to give it a shot myself. If no one else does, I'll let you know how it turns out.

Cleaning your Engine with Armor All (like EasyOff for your car)
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I'm a simple greener also. The longer you can keep it wet the easier the mud comes off. I don't do a lot of scrubbing, I do a lot of wetting. keep it wet and let the water/simple green do it's work. If you spray it down and rinse it off in 5 miutes you didn't give it time to penentrate the mud.
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Wayne's right. He sounds like another Simple Green Jedi lol
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I read a book. haha. The guy couldn't understand why people scrub and scrub to get a spaghetti sauce stain off the stove. H's sprays it and walks away. Come back in ten minutes and it wipes away. Let the chemicals do the work so you don't have to.
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