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Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles #5169037 07/23/19 03:47 PM
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My yearly engine cleaning. This engine stays relatively clean due to the splash guard underneath. My previous cars did not have that and it made a huge difference. I'll likely keep this car another 2-4 years or until it starts giving me trouble, then buy a Tacoma. The OCV remains dry after a valve cover replacement. I keep the engine cover off.

1. Simple Green HD - 2. Paint Brush - 3. Hose - 4. Electric leaf blower to dry - 5. Start car and take it on a drive - 6. Spray 303 and let it sit. 7. Stare at it like a weirdo.

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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169045 07/23/19 03:53 PM
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That is very clean!

Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169046 07/23/19 03:59 PM
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Wow does that look nice!


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169056 07/23/19 04:19 PM
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thumbsup It looks great, mine is due. We did them about the same time IIRC.


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169063 07/23/19 04:28 PM
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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169086 07/23/19 05:05 PM
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Thanks. I cover the engine cover with a towel or trash bag so it never gets wet. I do that part by hand. I cover all sensors with aluminum foil or plastic bags.


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169096 07/23/19 05:17 PM
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Looks great.


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169130 07/23/19 06:09 PM
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That's pretty much the same routine I use. I keep the engine cover on though. I even have a blue top battery on mine although it's not a Bosch


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169133 07/23/19 06:17 PM
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I keep the cover on as well. I also use Gyeon Preserve which is a trim protectant on all the black plastic in the engine bay. Keeps it looking brand new.


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: PimTac] #5169153 07/23/19 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
I keep the cover on as well. I also use Gyeon Preserve which is a trim protectant on all the black plastic in the engine bay. Keeps it looking brand new.



That stuff looks very good.

I may put the engine cover back on. I got used to not having it on. When I had Mazda replace the OCV I was keeping an eye on it and I eventually got used to not having it on.


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169162 07/23/19 07:10 PM
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I keep the cover on as well. I also use Gyeon Preserve which is a trim protectant on all the black plastic in the engine bay. Keeps it looking brand new.



That stuff looks very good.

I may put the engine cover back on. I got used to not having it on. When I had Mazda replace the OCV I was keeping an eye on it and I eventually got used to not having it on.




I like it. It leaves a matte finish and has SiO2 in it. The trim stays clean even in rain and such. It lasts a while too.


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Looks great, excellent work!


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169193 07/23/19 07:33 PM
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Engine bay porn...........................


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Re: Clean Engine - Skyactiv 2.0 - 62k miles [Re: buster] #5169237 07/23/19 08:12 PM
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Looks spiffy buster.
I bet the M1 EP 0W20 keeps it clean on the inside too...


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you've driven 134K miles in 1.5year????????????????

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