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Need engine cleaning tips/chemicals

Whats the best stuff to use to get the built up dirt/mud out of my engine bay? It's a bit of a pain to get it out of the plastic and such.

What do you guys use?!
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simple green or any degreaser->let sit > hose off
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If there is alot of mud I would take it to a car wash and put it one the tire and engine wash and use that.
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works great spary it on wait bout 5 to 10 min then wash it off and make sure u get it of ur paint or it will damage it
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I tried the Simple Green and hosing it off about a month ago, then I dried it off with paper towels, it came out great. The whole engine compartment came out looking like new.

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yea use simple green....but dont dilute it
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yea use simple green....but dont dilute it
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Wtf is suppose to be right there? Ive been wondering on my truck?
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Beats me....?????

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That's the flux capacitor.
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Maybe it's a mounting bracket for in case you want to bolt your hood down.

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ford put it there to make people go wtf is that lol
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simple green worked okay on it. I'm trading the truck in and wanted to get the majority of "this thing has wheeled hard" off of it lol
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i need to do this
did you just cover up the coils and alt?
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did you just cover up the coils and alt?
Nope. If mud's gotten to it, it'll live lol. Didn't hurt anything. It worked pretty decent for a quckie spray and hose down.
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That's the flux capacitor.
I laughed my head off when I read this, nice, flux capacitor. LOL
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Here's a flux capacitor you could mount to it:
ThinkGeek :: Flux Capacitor Replica
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I think thats where FoMoCo. made a way to drop the engines in and it was left in, mine has a few ring looking things and I asked my dad, he said they were on there when ford dropped the engines in...
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I think thats where FoMoCo. made a way to drop the engines in and it was left in, mine has a few ring looking things and I asked my dad, he said they were on there when ford dropped the engines in...
Yeah all vehicles have the engine lifting eyes,but that thing in his truck looks like its for something else.
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