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Old 09-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 09-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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simple green?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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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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Old 09-01-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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You can get it done at a garage for 15-25 dollars.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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pick yourself up one of them steam machines. works like a champ and no chemicals.
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yeah just dilute it if necessary. spray it on and let it sit
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:04 AM   #7
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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.
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simple green?
NO run away from it. Simple Green is highly corrosive on aluminum.
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NO run away from it. Simple Green is highly corrosive on aluminum.
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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)
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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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