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    theres got to be an easier way

    ok this might be a dumb question, but does any body know of a good way to clean the gunk and grime off of their moters?? ive been using wax tar and grease remover with rags then taking a wet rag after that to get the streaks and junk like that, could probably use a brush or somthing but idk, i don't have much for equiptment such as presure washers and stuff

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    Not a dumb question - go to your local auto parts dealer and check out what they offer for cleaning grease. I've used this stuff called Greased Lightning cleaner degreaser (in a purple bottle) with good results. It doesn't harm the engine finish, is nontoxic to the environment and is not very pricey and best of all works. They may have 5 or 6 other offerings there that do the same thing.
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    on the advice of others here, I use Simple Green (I originally thought it would hurt the aluminum) and a heavy scrub brush. Worked great. Rinse the engine very well after you're done, and make sure you seal up all the little holes, though.

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    tide works pretty good at the car wash

    even beter when you mix it with some Ajax liquid detergent

    not the anti-bacterial type

    cheap that way too
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    after you've done the above, hit it with some semichrome polish and a dead toothbrush, then buff it out. cheers, bcr

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    Aluminum wheel cleaner. you spray it on, let is sit and then pressure wash it off. Brake cleaner works good on greasy and oily spots.
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    Oven cleaner. Didn't we just discuss this a couple days ago?
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    quote:Originally posted by Judeyramone

    Oven cleaner. Didn't we just discuss this a couple days ago?
    Yeah I think so. IIRC, pissing on your engine after a night of heavy drinking does the trick pretty good, but you gotta get the thing nice and hot beforehand (the motor, not your pee-pee).

    Easy-off works fine, too, especially if you want to chemically etch the aluminum parts to a nice dark gray!
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    quote:Originally posted by HackAsaw

    tide works pretty good at the car wash
    Bingo. Go to one of those u-do-it car washes with the high power sprayers. Spend the extra $0.25 for the soapy hot water, and let'er rip.





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    I've used oven cleaner lots of times, not letting it sit too long, and no discoloration.
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