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Just Purple Power'd my engine....Wow, big difference will try Simple Green next time to compare!
yeah I wouldnt use purple power, heard it will deterioration rubber hoses and such
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yeah I wouldnt use purple power, heard it will deterioration rubber hoses and such
Even if you wash it off?
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purple power will corrode anything that is petroleum based or derived from a petroleum chemical. i.e. rubber, wax etc. thats why it dissolves crayons so good, and scuff marks off the floor. Its also why they say dont spill it on the exterior of a vehicle.

I use purple power to chemically strip the truck every year. Takes it right down to the clear coat. then I just wax her back up again. 190K paint is looking new
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I use purple power on my diesel. But that is the kind of gunk that requires purple power, about an hour of scrubbing, and a steam pressure washer
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really...?
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I use Zep Citrus 4:1. Works great and is cheap. It can be found at Home Depot.
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Was that "really" to me?

If so then yeah, first time someone has ever tried to degrease the motor in 267k. Stuff was on there pretty well
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I think I used 5 gallons of purple power on my 7.3 and trans when I tore it down. Still couldn't get the tranny clean, had to use paint stripper aerosol to get that degrease that baby.
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7.3s have a build up on them thats unreal. But ive never had a drivetrain bolt break or strip on me. they all come right out lol

Simple green works on it now to keep it clean
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I have HIDS, and I was gonna use it but I'm worried that it might affect the wiring or something?
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You must not drive in the rain then huh?
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simple green made a world of difference on the tbird motor
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You must not drive in the rain then huh?
I live in Oregon, I know what rain is. I was told that the ballasts would get messed up.
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I have HIDS, and I was gonna use it but I'm worried that it might affect the wiring or something?


no it shouldn't, especially if vehicle is off.
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they won't get messed up. My old truck had HID fogs and headlights and i've had water upto my doors. you'll be fine
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So keep the truck running or turn it off?
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I use it with truck off, even pressure wash with it off. Once a week since October 2007, you do the math, no issues.
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I always keep it running and have been told to do it while running by Justin so I'm not changing my habits.
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I just did it with it running and had a friend keep it at 2g RPM to make sure the fan was clearing the excess water. It did alright, but I think I diluted it a little too much
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next time around, if you do it, don't dilute it just spray it on.
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So I did this today and it didnt seem to clean the engine bay to well...

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Doesn't look like you sprayed enough on. I used half of a bottle on mine and put my hose on jet
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I just did it with it running and had a friend keep it at 2g RPM to make sure the fan was clearing the excess water. It did alright, but I think I diluted it a little too much
i use a coin on the end of the throttle stop on the throttle body, just pinch open the throttle insert coin and let the spring hold it in. usually get right around 2k rpm. perfect for jump starting too
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I also use a rag or sponge to knock the crud off the hoses/cables. Go spray it down again and wipe it down.
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K I'll try another round tomorrow.
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