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|09-02-2012 10:34 PM|
|Godzukidan||^^^^^ Yes indeed the Dawn works wonders.|
|09-02-2012 08:39 AM|
|VH5150||I just use some Dawn dish soap in a small pump-up spayer with warm water, spray it on, let sit, then hose off. Avoid spraying directly onto/into obvious "trouble" spots--alternator, open element air filters, spark plug area, and CPU connector. I've been doing it this way since I bought my Ranger new in May '04; underhood still looks factory-fresh. I do this every other wash, or while cleaning-up for a show.|
|09-02-2012 04:09 AM|
|TerryB||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.|
|09-02-2012 03:30 AM|
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)
|09-02-2012 03:20 AM|
|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.
|09-01-2012 11:37 PM|
|mikebontoft||yeah just dilute it if necessary. spray it on and let it sit|
|09-01-2012 11:02 PM|
|G-Man's SVTF||pick yourself up one of them steam machines. works like a champ and no chemicals.|
|09-01-2012 10:30 PM|
|Burns098356GX||You can get it done at a garage for 15-25 dollars.|
|09-01-2012 10:04 PM|
|Joeywhat||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.|
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