Despite the engine bay not being regularly exposed to the outside world, dust and debris can still crawl in the openings surrounding the hood and the front end of the car. The thought of cleaning it might be strenuous, but the five steps below will make sure it’s easy as taking candy from a baby.
Make sure to remove plastic covers you find beneath the hood – you can scrub them separately. Remember also to take away the battery’s negative terminal. In doing so, you can make sure the electrical components have the protection in need in case they accidentally get wet. Another option is simply removing the battery.
Make sure to have electrical components covered with plastic bags, including the engine control unit, ignition wires, and the battery. If you see an engine air intake exposed beneath the hood, make sure to have that covered.
Make sure to have the whole engine compartment sprayed with a degreaser. You can use any household degreaser, may it be a purpose-made engine or a typical kitchen cleaner. Remember not to hold back as well and cover every square inch.
If you think your engine may not be as dirty, then you can also skip this step. However, particular areas such as the valve cover can have an accumulated presence of years of dirt and oil. You can use a small brush with synthetic bristles to be the perfect pair for your degreaser in cleaning away particular components. Add as much degreaser as needed.
Remember to have the power washer on the light setting if you have one. If not, your standard hose will do just as excellent. Another option is to purchase a sprayer at a local hardware store. Always wash the whole compartment to make sure you rinse away the degreaser. Start from back to front and vice versa.
You can prevent a strenuous and all-out cleaning if you degrease your engine once a year. Also, make sure to always drive safely and have auto insurance at hand. It will provide you with the needed protection if ever you get into any accidents.
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