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    how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    i just bought this car and my engine is nasty looking.






    i am sorry for the size, it was my first time resizing pics

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    while many people can get into extreme detail about how to clean an engine..i find it very simple..also it seems that this is an engine from a nissan sentra...am i correct ? its a pretty modern style engine and has weather sealing on all electrical...just keep it simple..use a degreaser and let it sit on the engine while its cold, aggitate any harsh areas with a brush, and then rinse clean with your hose and water...then come back with compressed air (or a leaf blower works even better for me) and blast all the water away till everything is dry (this may take a minute or two)..and your done ! then all you have left to do (which is optional) is dress all rubber components if you choose to do so..here is a threade i made on an engine i cleaned at home..it may help you..

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    thanks and yea a sentra

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    everyone says that using water under the hood might mess some stuff up

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    I might... but most are referring to hitting it with a pressure washer. Using just running water to wash off degreaser is pretty safe.

    Personally, I now swear by Hyper Dressing after a light cleaning. Just spray it onto the rubber parts and walk away. Looks like you detailed every part of the engine.

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    The best products I have used for detailing engines are Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner at 4:1, Hyperdressing 2:1, soap and water, and various brushes and either terry or cotton towels.



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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    can i use my foam gun to clean my engine, and what about those rust looking spots on that metal piece, and what about using megs aluminum polish on the motor to polish it up,since i dont have hyper dressing what else can i use on the plastic and rubber parts, i have #40 and tire shine products and ultimate protectant

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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    The rust most likely isn't going to come out...and #40 works excellent on engines
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    Re: how can i clean my motor and with what??(pics)

    As speed 3 said, M40 will do.
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