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Old 08-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my dad gave me a cleaner and degreaser called Mean Green, anyone used it on your engines before? how was it?

also, i looked at all the engine cleaning threads and topics, but im still not sure what parts to cover when flushing with water. i know the little box(dont know names of anything yet -_-) to the left of the engine box needs to be covered. but thats all ive seen in posts, is that the only thing needed to be covered while flushing with water?
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would preffer Grease Lightning or Gunk but the brand you have is fine. Be sure to cover any electrical wires and plugs.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ive used it and it worked pretty good. anything having to do with electrical waire should be covered just in case. battery, fuse box, etc..
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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spray that stuff on and pressure wash it off.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You shouldn't pressure wash it off. Use just a normal flow of water and if some grease is stuck on, use a brush to get it out.
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make sure you cover the distributer and the spark plug wires that run to the head.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know it its related to simple green, but it was some good stuff. Not an engine degreaser, but just a general degreaser.
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Be careful with Greased Lightning. It is very powerful and will take off some paint of you let it sit too long.
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I personly use S100 total cycle cleaner on my engine bay. Its made for motorcyles, but also works in my engine bay. Its safe enough for a motorcycle, so its safe enough for my engine bay.

I also have used diluted Simple Green on other cars and it does work.

I only cover the distributor. My sparkplug wires are already covered (GS-R).

I use a pressure washer and hot water. I like using a pressure washer because the increased pressure cleans better, and It also does'nt use alot of water. Less water = safer.
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Simple Green all the way...it's not a harsh chemical like most of the other stuff, but cuts grease quite well.

Spray it generously all around, but do your best to keep it out of the dizzy, spark plug holes. When you are done let it dry for a while (overnight if you can just to be safe).

If you end up getting some random misfires because of something being wet, don't sweat it as they'll go away after a day or three.
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Haven't heard of "Mean Green", but most of those cleaners/degreasers are all the same in the end. Just cover electrical stuff.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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how about the headelight wires? i don't have to cover that parts?
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I've always had really good results from Simple Green. And you don't need to cover the headlight wires.
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