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Old 01-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Over the past 50 years I have had numerous street rods and classic cars with detailed engine bays
After having the mh for a year now, I finally raised the bed and looked into the engine bay Is there any way to clean the engine compartment or do I just not look at it
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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Do like I do with my truck....take it to a quarter car wash.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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spray it with some cleaner and do as steve suggests. also, why is it so dirty? oil leaks, exhaust leaks?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #4
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All kidding aside, Larry, you could take it to a car wash that had one of the high bays, snake the wand in thru a window, and have a helper operate the coin slot machine.

If you need someone to help, I would be happy to help you.

Or, I have a pressure washer that I could bring over, and it would be basically the same procedure only the helper would be operating the pressure washer.
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Maybe we could wash it like the kids in the Subaru commercial

Like Steve said, seriously is it oil leaks or just raod grime. I would think that not much road dirt would get up in there.
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On my Clipper I had the return fuel line fail in a remote area in Northern Ontario in 2011.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1043624

We had some gravel roads before and after that and the engine, rad, and bay area was covered with a nice fuel/dust stucco.

On return to base I used the garden hose to dampen the affected area, and then hand sprayed with a quality marine brand degreaser. Then rinse off with the garden hose. Some corners and holes required a second application.

Do not use high pressure around your rad and ECM cable connections.

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No oil or fuel leaks, just dirt and dust. My interest was what do you cover, ie electronics, carpeting around the bed etc I am sure with a hose with any pressure will have overspray
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