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    I've read a lot of guys use a thing called simple green to clean the engine bay. Is this readily available. Have not heard of an equivalent here in Ireland. Any alternative would be welcome also. Finally do those of you who do clean basically wash the covers and parts first and then add this simple green or is there a "best way".

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    Depends on what you cleaning-I had a leaking rocker gasket that left oil everywhere so I used stuff called GUNK which cleaned it all off very well.
    You can also get Autoglym engine cleaner.
     
     

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    I strip down parts where possible and use a damp cloth sprayed from a plant sprayer with a mixture of Wilko Tyre/wheel cleaner and autoglym engine cleaner with water.....

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    I must admit I’m bit of a cleaning nut!

    I meticulously look after my 7 series and have tried many products over the years. I use Meguiars Engine Cleaner & Dressing Kit (EBay Item number: 350128876095). I use this like every 3 months, keeping the engine bay clean. Most importantly it does not degrade, crack, fade or harden plastics and rubbers. I’m sure Autoglym works just as good.

    I recommend watching this video before you try anything! Good advice.

     
     

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    Brake cleaner and then a dressing product .


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    ive heard that meguiars engine cleaner and dressing is the daddy,,but ive used autoglym engine cleaner then autoglym vinyl and plastic care..my mechanic says is the only engine he could workon with no gloves!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gap141070 View Post
    ive heard that meguiars engine cleaner and dressing is the daddy,,but ive used autoglym engine cleaner then autoglym vinyl and plastic care..my mechanic says is the only engine he could workon with no gloves!!
    The way it should be, amazes me how anyone can see anything unusual on a dirty engine? Something that stuck from my grandads advice ;-)

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    yeah the elders are wise poeple!!doesnt take much too clean an engine..especially if its already kept clean!!!your washn the car anyway so another 10-15mins doesnt make much difference...except too the engine bay!!!think am a bit off a cleaning nut anyway!!!but its your pride and joy after all!!
     
     

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    Wow j735 that look exceptional....actually its exactlhow I'd like mine to look. Like the fact that it doesn't fade...will check out the vid too...

    ta to everyone for the advice...
     
     

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    Interesting, I have a strange urge to clean my engine bay today as well, I was installing strut braces on the front, and my hands were black. There is loads of leaves, dust, etc.. need to sort that out at some point. Henry the vacume cleaner and WD40 should do the trick. I like to use WD40 to wash off the gunk.
     
     

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