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Old 04-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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where to steam clean engine bay + underside of car?

just asking. searched forums and cant find a proper answer.


is there a place in town that steam cleans the engine bay and the underside of cars?


had a huge oil leak in uncles car. i fixed it, but still oil all over the place in the engine bay and underside of car.




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for the engine, degreaser +garden hose all u need
Underside, go to princess auto and get cans of brake cleaner for $2.99 when its on sale, go to a canadian tire parking lot, spray the hell out of the car and call it a day. I did that on my street once, left quite the stain haha
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sadly uncle doesnt want the brake clean method. he rather pay someone to get it steam cleaned.
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Then just tell him to leave it with you and you'll drop it off at the detailer.

Go to Cambodian Tire, spray the hell out of it, then bring back to uncle and charge XXX dollars for the professional detail.
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Then just tell him to leave it with you and you'll drop it off at the detailer.

Go to Cambodian Tire, spray the hell out of it, then bring back to uncle and charge XXX dollars for the professional detail.
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Then just tell him to leave it with you and you'll drop it off at the detailer.

Go to Cambodian Tire, spray the hell out of it, then bring back to uncle and charge XXX dollars for the professional detail.
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for the engine, degreaser +garden hose all u need
Underside, go to princess auto and get cans of brake cleaner for $2.99 when its on sale, go to a canadian tire parking lot, spray the hell out of the car and call it a day. I did that on my street once, left quite the stain haha
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why not princess auto's parking lot?
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I would not recommend steam cleaning the engine. With steam cleaning, the heat causes the connectors to expand and moisture gets in and corrodes the terminals. I have seen it happen a few times.
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I would not recommend steam cleaning the engine. With steam cleaning, the heat causes the connectors to expand and moisture gets in and corrodes the terminals. I have seen it happen a few times.
basically just front part of motor. its a E320 4matic if that matters, as the front of the motor is covered in oil, grease and grit. also the oil pan, front diff, and front under belly/ subframe of the car. really hard to reach places.

luckily the top part of the motor where most of the wiring harness is isnt covered in oil.
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brake cleaner method + hoist...

go to u-fixit :P
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degreaser w/ pressure washer <- thats wat most detailer do.....they will leave engine running for ~30mins to dry the water.............
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talk to Brendan, he is n here and does a really good job. Check out the pics of his work and some of the cars he has detailed.

http://www.revscene.net/forums/gener...iling-f49.html
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