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#3372894 - 05/15/14 10:17 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: friendly_jacek]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek


Also, how did you get an idea? Anyone done it before?


Someone I worked with years ago showed me this trick. smile
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#3372901 - 05/15/14 10:32 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Very nice!
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#3372952 - 05/15/14 11:37 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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What a beautiful job? You have earned a well deserved pat on the back!!

Glad that you washed out the WD-40. I've heard of people having problems with fire in the engine compartment after trying to de-grease with WD-40. It's extremely flammable if left exposed to intense heat or flame.
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#3372956 - 05/15/14 11:41 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Back some 60+ years ago, people used to clean their engine bays with lighter fuel or gasoline ! Imagine that !
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#3372959 - 05/15/14 11:47 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Great job!!!
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#3372977 - 05/16/14 02:05 AM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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I posted about your car in this thread, but no reply from JHZR2. shrug

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#3372994 - 05/16/14 05:09 AM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Great job!
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#3373041 - 05/16/14 07:19 AM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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What a great job! I do agree with others who recommended CD-2 or other similar purpose built cleaner protector. It would have taken *LOT* less time but I believe those results would not have been as good as what you got.

I used garden hose *once* to clean my van engine and then idle went nuts. fortunately, it recovered on its own. That was the end of any further engine cleanings as far as I am concerned.

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#3373067 - 05/16/14 08:05 AM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: LT4 Vette]
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Registered: 03/21/04
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Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Does WD40 attract dust / dirt ?


That would be my concern.

I would think heated water do the same in 15 minutes.
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#3373121 - 05/16/14 09:12 AM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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WD40 is kerosene for the most part I understand. And it is recommended by many motorcycle drive chain manufacturers to be the safest thing to use with O-rings in their chains.I have never had it attack anything rubber or syn rubber. I do not like the smell tho. I would degrease after a big overall job like an engine bay, if were me. The WD should stay in the tinny spaces, but it will attack dust I fear to the remaining film. Then spray 303 on everything plastic/rubber, but belts.
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#3373138 - 05/16/14 09:31 AM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Also I do not know anyone who would remove a wiper motor or MAP sensor assemble to get their engine clean. Wrap in plastic maybe, but not remove.
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#3373284 - 05/16/14 12:55 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Also I do not know anyone who would remove a wiper motor or MAP sensor assemble to get their engine clean. Wrap in plastic maybe, but not remove.


Some people remove everything inside the engine bay.
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#3373440 - 05/16/14 04:41 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Registered: 10/01/02
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You really did a marvelous job.....how many days did that take?

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#3373484 - 05/16/14 05:32 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: RTexasF]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: Toronto Canada
Originally Posted By: RTexasF
You really did a marvelous job.....how many days did that take?


20 Hours
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#3373564 - 05/16/14 06:57 PM Re: Engine bay detailing using WD-40 (pics) [Re: Robb.]
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Holy Cow, 20 hours ! The most I spent on cleaning engine was around 25-30 minutes, from spraying some type of engine cleaners then hose it off with garden hose. The engine wasn't shinny but all grimes and dust was gone after rinsed with garden hose.
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