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    so spraying water on the engine won't be harmful???
    (just use caution around alternator, fuses, battery and intake?)

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    I never had issues with any of my subies with water on any parts of the engine bay.

    just make sure the entire bay is cool or cold to touch when applying soap.
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    another simple green fan here....

    i avoid superclean as it can damage finishes on many items

    (think about your fancy battery tie downs and oil caps)

    simple green is safe for the environment (animals, drainage, etc)

    superclean is not....


    usually I just spray it on
    scrub lightly where needed with a detail brush

    hose off

    towel dry...

    takes about 10 mins.

    and works well.



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    Holy balls that's clean!

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    simple green ftww!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    +1 on the Simple Green. Make sure you use this on a cold engine.

    I do not use protectant - never a problem in over 14+ years of being anal about a clean engine bay.
    same here

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    Is there anything to cover inside the engine before washing it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02midnight View Post
    Is there anything to cover inside the engine before washing it??
    I never have - never a problem. I would suggest a plastic bag over an exposed conical air filter.
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    P21S autowash to clean all the dirt off then rinse the engine down. Dry the engine and spray CD2 engine detailer. You'll love it!!!

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    Simple Green is qa very good product.
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    Simple green works great, then i spray the compartment down with wd 40. I prefer amsoil metal protector over wd40 but its a little harder to get your hands on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGO View Post
    Simple green works great, then i spray the compartment down with wd 40. I prefer amsoil metal protector over wd40 but its a little harder to get your hands on.
    Seems to me WD40 would quickly attract dust and dirt.
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    Crystal Simple Green Industrial Cleaner/Degreaser
    Is this what everyones speaking so highly of?

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    Does anyone ever get a squeky noise coming from the clutch after they wash their engine? I'm getting one and its sketchingme out.

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