Cars, Trucks and Other Vehicles
How to Clean an Engine Bay
Keeping your motor engine bay clean is a safety factor for your car. Having a dirty engine bay can be an extreme fire hazard as its exhaust is very hot and oil easily builds up on the surface. Cleaning your engine bay is crucial as it makes your car easy to work. Debris on the surface may prevent the bolts from moving freely.
The things that you will need are plastic bag, tap water, long handled brush, Gunk, water pressure and steel wool.
Here are the important instructions in cleaning your engine bay:
- Get a plastic bag and cover any electrical connectors on your engine. Use a string or bread ties in tying plastic bags in place. Water spills may cause your car engine to halt that’s why it is important to cover the engine distributor and coil.
- Wash your engine with tap water. Apply gunk on your engine block including the exhaust and fender wells. Use a brush with long handle in scrubbing the engine and the fender wells. Allow the Gunk to sit for about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Remove the Gunk off carefully by rinsing it with water pressure. Avoid using too much water pressure as you might disturb the plastic cover on your electrical connectors, coil and distributor.
- Pull the car with support on the jack stands. Spray Gunk on the engine’s frame, mounts and the bottom part of your engine. It is ideal to start working from the bottom. Scrub the bottom part of your engine and your engine bay with a long handled brush.
- Allow the Gunk to sit for about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove the Gunk out from the surface with water pressure being careful not to disturb the engine’s electrical connectors.
- For stubborn stain and spots, use a steel wool in scrubbing soiled surface of your engine bay.
Avoid cleaning your engine bay in the yard as it might contaminate your grass. If you’re still in doubt about the cleaning process, seek help from a professional cleaner.
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