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post #1 of 6 Old 08-02-2015, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Tips on washing engine bay?

I noticed today that despite my best efforts to clean out the mud from Bantam, a lot still remains. I would like to pressure wash the engine bay but I'm a bit scared that I may get water someplace I shouldn't.

Has anyone pressure washed (or just with the hose) their engine bay? Any tips or tricks that could help me?

Mostly just splashes up closer to the hood, but, I have some decent chunks under/around the fan and front bumper. Should I just jack it up and go from underneath?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-02-2015, 05:42 PM
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Take a look here http://www.adamsforums.com/topic/288...what-to-cover/ this should give you an idea on what to cover or not.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-03-2015, 05:54 AM
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id throw a platic bag over the alternator and the fuse panels. everything else id be comfortable with getting wet. I plan on pressure washing mine this weekend- after watching the CG video on engine bay detailing ill probably go about doing so. throw some cleaner on the engine, agitate it with a brush rinse, and then dry it with a towel. recently did that to my brother VW Tiguan and it turned out great.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-03-2015, 06:48 AM
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Ehh, I don't worry about getting any of that stuff wet. I don't use a pressure washer though.

I'll just use a brush and whatever soapy water I have left after washing the rest of the Jeep. Spray it down to wet it (maybe let it soak in your case), then brush away to clean off the junk. The electrics are sealed up well enough for normal hose spray and water won't hurt the alternator either.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-03-2015, 07:30 AM
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I know on my GFs wrangler I took the pressure washer to it and some cleaner and it didn't hurt anything... I was just extra precautious with the german stuff lol.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-03-2015, 08:43 AM
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A good apc (all purpose cleaner) will help dissolve some of the grease/grime from plastic parts. Engine cleaner also does a great job. I wouldn't worry too much about covering anything. I use a pressure washer on mine and just am careful to avoid directly spraying electrical components

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