How Do You Clean Your Engine Bay?

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AJ D.'s Comment
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Well, spring is here and it's time to start detailing your machines!

I have always been obsessive about keeping my rides clean, so my truck should be no exception.

Running the northern corridors has left a ton of salt all over the engine and bay. How do you veterans clean that mess out!?

I know gasoline engines are finicky about water on the distro , plugs, etc.... What about diesels ? What areas should I keep dry if I get my hand on a sprayer?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Old School's Comment
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Hose that thing down, you cant' hurt it!

Or better yet, take it to the nearest Blue Beacon - my Volvo D-13 just shines like a new one when I leave that place.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Don't do it yourself. Take it to a Blue Beacon. It's cheap, around 12$ or so.

AJ D.'s Comment
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Don't do it yourself. Take it to a Blue Beacon. It's cheap, around 12$ or so.

Perfect ... thanks for the heads up !

Charles K.'s Comment
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Don't do it yourself. Take it to a Blue Beacon. It's cheap, around 12$ or so.

Daniel, you mean hose the engine bay only? I did a tractor wash and it cost me $36.83(company discount w/comcheck)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Squirrel's Comment
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Never thought about that...

Anyway...it that a pic of the Mighty Mac in MI?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Don't do it yourself. Take it to a Blue Beacon. It's cheap, around 12$ or so.

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Daniel, you mean hose the engine bay only? I did a tractor wash and it cost me $36.83(company discount w/comcheck)

Right, just tell them you want an engine wash. It doesn't come with w tractor wash - they're sold separately.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
AJ D.'s Comment
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Never thought about that...

Anyway...it that a pic of the Mighty Mac in MI?

Indeed it is the Mac ..

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Don't ever power wash an engine compartment.Water will do unseen damage to all the electrical connections. Nuff said.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Go as fast as you can through big puddles of water. just kidding.

like most others have said.

best to keep yourself dry and give 15 bucks to someone else while your eating a snickers and drinking a pepsi.

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