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    Default how do you clean an engine?

    ive had my vectra 9 months now & the engine is starting to look a little gruby. is it ok to jet wash it with the engine running or could it cause damage?

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    without running it, spray on some G101, agitate with a brush and then rinse it off

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    gunk engine degreaser swear by it

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    can u do underneath the engine cover aswell. (cdti 150)?aslo can engine degreaser damage the paint e.g around by the bonnet catch

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    it's better to have it running as it will dry the water from all the electrics and stuff alot faster but if ur using a degreaser/cleaner make sure the engine is off and has cooled rite down as some of them can catch fire with heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty_b0y View Post
    it's better to have it running as it will dry the water from all the electrics and stuff alot faster but if ur using a degreaser/cleaner make sure the engine is off and has cooled rite down as some of them can catch fire with heat

    And dont hammer the alternator area too much.

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    doesnt damage paint mate i used it on bottom of bonnet and on the little brown bits that accumulate around the wing mirrors lol and use it on all the engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by aledjones_lex View Post
    gunk engine degreaser swear by it
    with engine running

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    i did it with engine off cos my coolent pipe is leaking seemed ok it was hot though lol

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    k thanks guys feel a bit safer now probs give it a bash this weekend or the weekend after. fingers crossed it doesent damage anything. is it safe to take the engine cover off and jet down in by the inlet manifold & plugs etc?

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