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    My mate has got a 120 cdti can I snow foam the bay as its minging not been looked after

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    I would use normal degreaser, its designed to digest oil etc.

    May be worth paying for a professional steam clean.

    I used degreaser and then hot soapy water in a parrafin gun attached to my compressor.

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    No oil just all over every pipe like a browny dry colour rub finger on like thick dust all round the front and rear

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    Can give it a go. but becareful how much water you throw around under the bonnet.

    Another thing you can use to rinse off with is a garden pump sprayer.

    Having said that I have used power washers before on my cars to no ill effect, BUT its not recommended.

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    That's what my worry is getting water in electrics but if I cover them up should be alright
    I usually just give it some elbow but state this engine bay will take weeks
    U would think the pipes were made from metal lol

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    Guess it depends where he works, this used to be a mining area, evcerything was covered in black dust, and the birds could only cough.

    Things cleaned up a lot now! lol

    Pop some plastic bags over the electrics and give it a go.

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    Not sure where he worked but yer like a dust rusty colour sure all get it sorted cheers mate will give it ago tomorrow

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    Let us know how you get on.

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    Will do pics will be up

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    Mark done lots off engine bays , only thing i may do is put a plastic bag over the alternator, i find that the cheap 1 pound cans off engine degreaser are good enough. few brushes to give it a scrub and rinse off ,

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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