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Old 07-24-2008, 09:56 PM
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I was wondering if someone could help me. My engine is dirty and I wana give it a nice cleaning only I don't know how... I know you don't wana get the alternator wet and stuff but other than that I'm confused any help would be great
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:42 AM
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use the brake cleaner, its a green bottle. even though it said for brake kits, it also work for cleaning engine and things around it. spray it on top of the engine and around the area cuz your alternater is on the bottom so just try to keep the spray away from it
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:16 AM
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I've seen some engine cleaning kits at pepboys. I also had afriend told me to put a plastic bag over the alternator so it doesn't get anything in it at all. I have an oil leak so my engine has a bunch of gunk all up on it
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:49 AM
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The alt may not be the problem, the issue the electrical connectors for ign, dist,etc.
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:50 AM
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More then one owner has cleaned their engine only to find it does not start or runs rough.
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:00 PM
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So I should leave all that nasty gunk and oil on my engine?
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:07 PM
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No. The cleaner and wash water typically get into the wire connectors. Just had this happen on a Honda after being very careful, needed to pull the connectors and spray with WD-40 to start the engine.
 
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:08 PM
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Ok well idk what to do cause my engine was spilling oil and its all over my engine and when I've been driving for a wile my engine smokes cause its burning all that oil
 
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:08 PM
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Watch where you spray, use a light tough on garden hose when flushing, you should be fine.
 
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:34 PM
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I'm gona give it a shot later. All the oil and junk is on the bottom so its not near the electrical stuff
 

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