Engine Compartment Dirty Work

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    Can anyone recommend a good Heavy Duty degreaser..... my motor is out so now is my chance to spruce up the eng comp. / I used a few cans of Gunk Engine Brite with w/a power washer, elbow (grease), wire brush, etc.....not working very well........any suggestions?
     
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    Thanks / I'll give it a try.......
     
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    Greased lightning or POR15 MARINE CLEAN works great. Much better than the gunk. Spray on, let soak, wash off with pressure washer. It's that easy.
     
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    +1 or Zep Orange diluted with water (IIRC home depot carries it). Dilute the POR w/water as well. Both very good cleaners - get some $1 spary bottles from HD as well. The GL stuff woirks well too. I used the zep stuff in my bench top parts washer.

    I also second the carb cleaner stuff will tear through paint and kill all living things if you do it at home - you might as well use gasoline LOL. I'd pass on that. It works wonders on cleaning parts on the bench though. Laquer Thinner works good too, and is a bit easier on paint.
     
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    If you're going to strip it down and repaint, another inexpensive option is to use spray cans on oven cleaner.

    The Easy-Off or other brands for self cleaning ovens are a little less agressive, (not by much!), but are good for the caked on grease and grime, (use a parts cleaning brush to scrub heavy deposits), and you just pressure wash or hose off.
     
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    you bored mark??
     

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