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Old 06-15-2006
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Thats what i do....ive been told that because men just would rather start something and walk away for a bit they make the best chili' s and stews....its true...i start making stuff and then i walk away and forget about it until im like....man im really hungry right now...Oh Snap! I should check that chili im making!
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Thats what i do....ive been told that because men just would rather start something and walk away for a bit they make the best chili' s and stews....its true...i start making stuff and then i walk away and forget about it until im like....man im really hungry right now...Oh Snap! I should check that chili im making!

I think that's called "Stoner Moment".
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I prefer brain fart....or maybe i have that ADD thing...who knows...
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do you guys just wet your engine first before you spray the simple green or just spray it on there? i know you need to start with a cool engine. my engine needs some TLC -Mike-
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Old 06-26-2006
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do you guys just wet your engine first before you spray the simple green or just spray it on there? i know you need to start with a cool engine. my engine needs some TLC -Mike-
If there is a lot of mud and dirt on it, I would.

I have heard of people using pressure washers, but I prefer a garden hose. The engine and underhood electrical system are pretty much waterproof, but some seals and gaskets just are not meant to stand up to high pressure water from a pressure washer. You especially need to be careful if you have any leaks at all. If oil can get out, high pressure water can definately get in.

What I usually do is hose off loose dirt with a garden hose, spray everything with Orange Blast (cleaner/degreaser comparable to Simple Green Automotive), let it sit for a few minutes, then hose off the Orange Blast. It works well for me.
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yep simple green + carwash and as a bonus simple green is biodegradeable..
so its not going to kill your lawn if you do it in the driveway.
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Where all can you buy Simple Green?
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Old 07-23-2006
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Just about any store in the world. lol

Grocery stores, Wal-mart, K-mart, Target....you get the idea.
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i get it at Lowes. A 1 gallon conentrate that I can mix down. It lasts a long time for $10.
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what's a good ratio to mix it too? i was thinking about 4:1 1 part Simple Green, 4 parts water? -Mike-
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I just did this two days ago...sprayed it down with a garden hose. Then sprayed the simple green on, let it sit for a while, and hosed it off. Worked like a charm
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