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What do you do to wash

oil and grease off of an engine while it's still in the car? Also, I need to clean up an aluminum intake with gas and oil on it. What works best?


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Why don't you drive it into a lake, Dirt.
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Simple Green works well for me.
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simple green and powerwash
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Why don't you drive it into a lake, Dirt.
Because I've got the intake off and I'm changing the cam. I would if I could. And it's Dirte, prounced "Dir-tay," dumbass.

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Because I've got the intake off and I'm changing the cam. I would if I could. And it's Dirte, prounced "Dir-tay," dumbass.

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I agree on the simple green. It leaves no oily residue, is easy on paint if you get a littly crazy with it, and it is "tree hugger approved". You can get a good sized bottle @ Sam's or Walmart. I use it all the time.
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Simple green? ITS AN ELCAMINO!! Shit has to be about 3 inches thick from the valve covers to the oil drain plug

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Simple green or Catrol Purple power...
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2004, 12:58 PM
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carb cleaner.. just dont mind some paint going with it if you leave it on too long

id use engine degreaser on all the delicate parts and carb cleaner the motor, rack, k frame...
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Simple green? ITS AN ELCAMINO!! Shit has to be about 3 inches thick from the valve covers to the oil drain plug

Oven cleaner man that will take of NETHING
The motor's fairly new. It's just all the oil that went everywhere when we had the valve covers off to find the source of the valve/lifter noise. The gas is from the fuel bowl when I changed the jets. It's really not that bad, but now that I have the time and can get my hands on the really bad spots in the front, I figured I might as well.

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Another vote for Simply Green. I used it on my White '83 GT that was trashed under the hood when I got it, and it worked great. Just spray it on thick, let it sit for like 15 minutes, then power wash it off. Full strength on my paint, for a long time, took the paint off though, but I had planned to re-paint it anyay, and it was paint from '83, so it was OK.
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another vote for simple green. spray on liberally, soak for 5-10 minutes, then hose off with water. avoid getting the liquids in places your engine wasn't meant to, lol.

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