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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
Originally Posted by View Post
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)
09-02-2012 03:20 AM
Originally Posted by mikebontoft View Post
simple green?
NO run away from it. Simple Green is highly corrosive on aluminum.
09-02-2012 12:04 AM
Mile30 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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