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Old 06-26-2018, 11:39 PM
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How much elbow grease did the original before and after pic take?

Is thia literally just spraying rhe degreaser on there and spraying it off with a pressure washer or what?
Yes- spray it on at home, drive to the car wash, pressure wash, and enjoy your clean engine and bay.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:42 PM
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Our local coin op car wash seriously frowns on open hoods in the wash bays, and backs it up with the threat of $250 fines. They say the water is recycled, and given the storm drains go straight into to river or sound, I don't doubt it.
Of course, there are a few unnamed spots that will let you use the spray gun if you tip the operator and send him across the street for coffee..
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It does not seem to be a problem around here. One of the options is engine degreaser, so it must be okay to clean engines. I have even brought engines/transmissions on my trailer and power washed them after spraying on the degreaser at home.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:49 PM
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Just ordered a gallon of Degreaser from Sam's Club any precautions to take when using the Water wand on the engine bay at the Car Wash ?
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:31 PM
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Just ordered a gallon of Degreaser from Sam's Club any precautions to take when using the Water wand on the engine bay at the Car Wash ?
Everything except for the fuse box, air intake and glow plug relay can take all the power wash available. With the covers on, I doubt it would be a problem, but it is good practice to keep the high pressure water away from electrical items anyway. I have never had a problem with water ingress anywhere.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:02 PM
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" Is thia literally just spraying rhe degreaser on there and spraying it off with a pressure washer or what? "

I never use pressure washers because they cause so much damage .

I use soft bristle brushes with this and other de greasers then a controllable garden hose nozzle to rinse everything off .

Be sure to rinse extremely well as any cleaner residue on alloy parts will cause corrosion quickly .

No way to do this sort of cleaning without you getting very dirty, that's the nature of the job .
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:10 PM
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I always used Simple Green - it's not so caustic like some products so it will likely not damage things - mist the area with a little water, then spray SG full strength and give it 10-20 min for it to work. Then rinse it with a stream of water but don't get it into the engine intake and if a gasser, avoid the ignition components. But you probably know that...
I used this method on my 91 300D 2.5T and the engine compartment is pristine. Do it when you notice grease building up and it'll stay clean.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:24 PM
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Everything except for the fuse box, air intake and glow plug relay can take all the power wash available. With the covers on, I doubt it would be a problem, but it is good practice to keep the high pressure water away from electrical items anyway. I have never had a problem with water ingress anywhere.
I whole-heartedly agree, and I'd also like to add that I use a bit of plastic wrap and a rubber band to create a seal over the brake fluid reservoir cap. There is a tiny vent hole in most caps - and keeping moisture out of the brake system is always a good idea.
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I always used Simple Green - it's not so caustic like some products so it will likely not damage things - mist the area with a little water, then spray SG full strength and give it 10-20 min for it to work.
The US Army sure managed to damage a bunch of helicopters with Simple Green.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:29 AM
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I have cleaned several engines/engine bays with this (Members Mark Heavy Duty Degreaser from Sam's Club), and have found nothing better. Before and after:
Used this today on my 80 300TD engine & entire underside of car, fender wells.
Did Great ! (Sprayed on full strength, drove to car wash then pressure washed off. Wrapped plastic bags with rubber bands over master cylinder, glow plug relay, fuse box cover, climate control, alternator ).
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:03 PM
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Just got 10 gal. of Members Mark off of Sam's Club website. What a difference it makes over Purple Power, which was my go to degreaser for years. Sprayed it on the inside of a rim that was done already with that other degreaser, which left quite a bit of the black baked on brake dust and road grime. One spray and light scrub with a brush and it looks like new! I put it in a 2 gal. bug sprayer and it goes on where I want it will little waste.
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Will it remove 37 year old cosmoline? Iíve tried everything else!
why would you want to remove stuff that has protected your engine for 37 years?
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:52 AM
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Thumbs up Good Stuff !

I just removed my turbocharger to revice the wastegate and used this product diluted 50/50 with tap water to de grease the air cleaner and exhaust band clamps, accordion connector etc., etc. ~ as always it works fantastic .

Try this stuff, no regrets .
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:14 AM
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I like to spray the degreaser on the entire engine, trans, and engine bay before driving to the coin-op car wash. I then spray on another coat on the most greasy places, and then pressure wash. I usually start from the bottom (underneath) and work my way upwards. That way the degreaser does not get washed off from water flowing from above. This stuff is so much better than GUNK or anything like that. Those other products leave everything slightly oily. This stuff literally makes parts clean enough to eat of of. No oily residue of any kind. I thought about doing a half and half comparison by masking off half of a dirty engine bay (right down the middle of the valve cover), and cleaning each side with a different product. I decided that I already know what the results would be, so I skipped it.......Rich
I always worry that pressure washing will force water into places I don't want it to go. Of course there's no distributor in a diesel, that would be a place to wrap with heavy plastic at the very least before a pressure wash. Is there any spot on a 617 or 603 that would be similarly off limits?

I have a Husky electric power washer, Husky being the Home Depot in house brand a few years back, most of their stuff is Ridgid now. I could use that sometime after a degreasing. I'd like to do my old BMW 325i someday also.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:46 AM
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Post Degreasing

Using a low pressure garden hose with pistol typ nozzle will prevent what you're worrying about .

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Old 10-08-2018, 01:14 PM
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I always worry that pressure washing will force water into places I don't want it to go. Of course there's no distributor in a diesel, that would be a place to wrap with heavy plastic at the very least before a pressure wash. Is there any spot on a 617 or 603 that would be similarly off limits?

I have a Husky electric power washer, Husky being the Home Depot in house brand a few years back, most of their stuff is Ridgid now. I could use that sometime after a degreasing. I'd like to do my old BMW 325i someday also.
I have never had a problem with any of the 'Benzs I have done using the coin-op car wash or pressure washer. Obviously you don't want to point the wand directly at an open fuse box or any other open electrical component. Spraying around the tightly closed fuse box, glow plug relay, or other sealed electrical component is no problem (they are made to keep water out). With any degreaser, high pressure will do a better job than just a hose and nozzle. All other things being equal, this degreaser alone is better than anything else I have found.
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