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    hi guys,

    going to be cleaning the engine next week and have bought this stuff http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Meguiars-Engin...item19be635722 i have heard sooooo many horror stories on cleaning engines so any pointers please

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    I've no advice (other than why bother?)

    But horror stories ? How exactly can cleaning an engine result in horror ?

    Just curious ?
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    Quite easily end up causing problems when cleaning an engine tiffster...

    Water and electrical components don't mix well..

    kadvr6.. make sure you cover up any sensitive parts of the engine very well before doing anything.. aslong as everythings protected then you'll be fine..
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    Ah right you mean actually wash it.

    I see - yes that can be trouble especially if you get water in something like the crankshaft sensor etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffster View Post
    Ah right you mean actually wash it.

    I see - yes that can be trouble especially if you get water in something like the crankshaft sensor etc
    Exactly.. I assume he means wash it anyway.. That megs stuff would have to be rinsed off, i'd imagine it's just an expensive scented mild degreaser??
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    I washed an engine - once and never again. To be fair it was a Mondeo but some water got into the crank shaft sensor and the car wouldn't start. To access it on a Mondeo is a pain which cost me time = money and more money for a new sensor.


    OP - i would consider using something like soft wipes to clean what ever it is you want to clean rather than water etc.
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    personally i use WD40 and loo roll. works great, gives a good shine, and gets rid of grease really well.
     
     

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    Agree, WD40 and kitchen roll. Works a treat
     
     

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    Have a look at my thread mate explaines how i did it, the products i used and some pictures.
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    The problems are usually from using too much water, and filling the spark plug holes, drowning the plugs.
    As long as you don't throw the water around, it'll be fine.
     
     

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