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      08-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Cleaning engine bay

i was thinking maybe taking my car to the dealership so they can clean my engine bay and leave it as new, but then i was like hey i should do it myself. So i was wondering if i use a regular water hose, will that work or will that make any damages? and what else would i need?
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Degreaser and water is what we used when I worked at a dealership.
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Degreaser and water is what we used when I worked at a dealership.
awesome man! so i can use water without worrying about damaging anything right? Can it be a water hose or spray water?
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Use engine bay degreaser autozone make sure u cover alternator etc with bag I've done it twice in my e92 my engine bay clean let it soak in for about 15 minutes then rinse off
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Cover your alternator with plastic, do not get that thing wet. Just don't flood the engine bay.
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Oh make sure u drive around the block take it for a spin so no water stays in engine bay u don't want rust in it
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Cover your alternator with plastic, do not get that thing wet. Just don't flood the engine bay.
With a bag u should be fine cover all sensitive parts etc I covered my Bms dci filters u get the idea
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With a bag u should be fine cover all sensitive parts etc I covered my Bms dci filters u get the idea
Yes, plastic bag, any exposed air filters. Cover exposed headlight wires with electrical tape for good measure.
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Use engine bay degreaser autozone make sure u cover alternator etc with bag I've done it twice in my e92 my engine bay clean let it soak in for about 15 minutes then rinse off
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Cover your alternator with plastic, do not get that thing wet. Just don't flood the engine bay.
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Oh make sure u drive around the block take it for a spin so no water stays in engine bay u don't want rust in it
awesome guys! thanks for the advise!
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