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Dirty under the hood.

Had my car my 2k1 Civic DX since when it first came out so a lil over a year now and i popped open
the hood and it's pretty dirty inside, dust and dirt wise. What's the best way to clean it out? Just use
a hose and spray it with water?.. [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/IMG]
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If you go to Advanced Auto or something similar, they should have something called an Engine Detail Kit. If it is very dirty, you may need to get a separate degreaser, such as Simple Green. What I'd do, since it'd stain the driveway, is spray the engine with degreaser, drive to the nearest do it yourself car wash, and use their engine cleaner. Afterwards, if you got the detail kit, is use the detailer and spray it everywhere. It makes it all shiny. Don't use Armor All for that though, over time A.A. eats away at the rubber hoses.
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You could simply try using some car wash soap and a sponge. If it is really dirty and nasty, just go to a car wash pull-up type place and pressure wash it. Unless, you have some really nasty gunk the pressure will work fine. Also, if you do use a degreaser, you DO NOT want it getting on the paint and that's nearly impossible since you will be pressure washing it.
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<< If you go to Advanced Auto or something similar, they should have something called an Engine Detail Kit. If it is very dirty, you may need to get a separate degreaser, such as Simple Green. What I'd do, since it'd stain the driveway, is spray the engine with degreaser, drive to the nearest do it yourself car wash, and use their engine cleaner. Afterwards, if you got the detail kit, is use the detailer and spray it everywhere. It makes it all shiny. Don't use Armor All for that though, over time A.A. eats away at the rubber hoses. >>




Hey thanx that's awesome information!
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Gunk it, there's your answer.
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make sure to cover electrical parts well before using water
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