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Joeywhat 09-01-2012 09:46 PM

No Scrub Engine Cleaner?
Is there such a thing as a "no scrub" engine cleaner/degreaser? Basically I'm looking for something that doesn't require me using a cloth to actually make contact with every single surface. Spray it on, let it sit a while, and hose it down.

And if it does exist, which is best and do any of them work well?

mikebontoft 09-01-2012 10:00 PM

simple green?

Joeywhat 09-01-2012 10:04 PM

Can you just spray it on then wash off? I've only ever used it in industrial settings, where we pretty much had to scrub everything down as it was gross.

Burns098356GX 09-01-2012 10:30 PM

You can get it done at a garage for 15-25 dollars.

G-Man's SVTF 09-01-2012 11:02 PM

pick yourself up one of them steam machines. works like a champ and no chemicals.

mikebontoft 09-01-2012 11:37 PM

yeah just dilute it if necessary. spray it on and let it sit

Mile30 09-02-2012 12:04 AM

It doesn't matter WHAT PRODUCT you find: Keep pressurized water well away from the coil-on-plugs! Your car is new now, the boot seals pretty well to the wires inside it; once it ages the boot gets slack (like sleeve of wizard) and the little gap is just big enough for water/moisture to work it's way in and deviate the spark! I was dealing with this the other day on a slightly more used vehicle than your '12!

There's something they use at work for commercial vehicles (infamously ill-maintained/cleaned)... I'll see about it Tuesday. You spray it on, it foams up and you rinse it off with a good spray from a regular hose. 09-02-2012 03:20 AM


Originally Posted by mikebontoft (Post 4332098)
simple green?

NO run away from it. Simple Green is highly corrosive on aluminum.

emsvitil 09-02-2012 03:30 AM


Originally Posted by (Post 4332381)
NO run away from it. Simple Green is highly corrosive on aluminum.


I use something called Oil Eater.
(get it at Costco)

Diluted 1 part oil eater to 2 parts water.

I do it after each oil change.

Spray on, let sit, hose off (sprinkler head)

TerryB 09-02-2012 04:09 AM

I use Krud Kutter. I let it sit for about 5 minutes and lightly spray with a hose. I put a plastic bag over the cone filter and stay away from the coil. There are some spots I still need a soft brush for.

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