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I was browsing around autozone and saw this stuff, it is pretty sweet. You just spray it all over your engine compartment and let it sit for 20 minutes then wipe off the excess. It makes your engine bay look like new....everything is nice and shiny.

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yup, thats what i use, i hardly use it, but when i do, thats what i use..lol
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clean the engine?

whats that? havent cleaned mine ever, its been 3years since it was clean...

BTW, whats the proper way to clean one?
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3.0 SUCKS!

Kirkland brand of Simple Green from Costco. You get 1 gallon of "consentrate" for only 5 bux. I've used it 4 times on my engine and once on each of my daughter's cars. My engine hasn't been all that bad, but a 94 Integra and a 95 Civic that were never cleaned since new- full of packed, dirt and oil.

Anyway, pic of my engine compartment:


Here's an pic of the 95 Civic after doing the cleaning. Before you couldn't even see the valve cover, no other colors and looked all fuzzy from the caked on oil/dirt....


I use about a 50/50 blend with water and use full strength on the thick grimy stuff. Just spray it on and wash it off with a fine stream of water. It's also bio-degradable so you don't have to worry about getting a hazmat fine from washing it down the gutter.[/img]
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that what my engine look like every time I clean my truck complete! nice and glossy!! I use tire shiner in the engine comparment!! it does the job!
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How does it work on clay that has been baked on by the temperature of a hot block?
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How does it work on clay that has been baked on by the temperature of a hot block?
The Civic above is '95 and had never been cleaned by the original owner. So it had 8 years of caked on, baked on, sludge. I sprayed it down until it was completely soaked with the stuff. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then hosed it off with a fine, hard spray from the hose. That was the end result... :)
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I've never washed my engine, but if I did I would use Gunk's "super foamy engine bright" just because of the name.
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I've never washed my engine, but if I did I would use Gunk's "super foamy engine bright" just because of the name.
A word of warning to all about this product. I used this a couple times in the past. It says to use on a "warm" engine, however when spraying it on a "warm" engine, the chemical tends to evaporate. I was the unwilling participant to inhale such fumes. It didn't take long after that to develope lung problems to which even the doctors could not diagnose, nor treat efficiently. (I eventually cured myself with natural stuff and time).

Also, when you wash off the sprayed "Gunk" cleaner, make sure you trap the run off. If you just wash it down the gutter, you can and will be fined by your local fire department for hazardous waste cleanup (at least in Los Angeles County)....

Also, I found that Gunk doesn't even come close to the Kirkland brand of Simple Green- heck, even Simple GreenR doesn't clean as well as the Kirkland stuff....

Just so y'all know....
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Then they should change their name to "super foamy engine bright" and I will buy it instead. Until then it's Gunk for me! I buy it just for the name.
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Simple Green is good stuff. It makes the engine compartment look brand new. I might give that CD2 stuff a try though. I tried some off brand of engine cleaner on another truck and it cleaned everything, but the fumes were nasty and it caused painted parts to haze up. The thing I like about Simple Green is there are no fumes, it is biodegradeable and it will not harm any components in the engine compartment.
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