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Old 05-01-2005, 01:07 PM   #10
Adkhunter
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Join Date: Apr 2005
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Location: Little Falls NY
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3 and 2005 ZX4

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I drive 16 miles of dirt every day behind guys with trucks but not always....they know I love to take the lead in my ZX3. My engine gets VERY dirty!!

I take 1 oz of dish soap and hot water in a spray bottle and soak everything. I let it sit a few minutes and then simple hose the engine off with the garden hose. I avoid nothing but spend little time near the fuse box.
I have 100k on the car now and the engine you can eat off.
I have used commercial degreasers and pressure washers but I'm not convinced that my method a little more often is not any less effective.
One more thing, always with an ice cold engine!!! Never run and then bathed!
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2000 ZX3 -Forest green, 99k, drive on dirt all the time- 16 miles of dirt to work daily

2005 ZX4- White, 215 miles, the "becareful" car!!
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