degreasing engine

sexspecvr4

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
BRISSY
First Name
ADAM
Drive
GALANT VR4
hey fellas just wondering if its safe to degrease engine . i use to have an rvr hyper gear and i degrease it and let it dry and used silicone spray it came up a treat!! is it advisable to do this to the 6a13? just wondering cause there is a crap load for bits and pieces that im not to sure about getting wet.

any imput would help

cheers guyes.
 

SiliconAngel

1 AYC Bar
Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
Drive
'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
Adam it is perfectly ok - there are breathers on top of your gearbox you don't want to get anything in and I wouldn't get too excited with spraying around the timing covers 'cause the gaskets will be quite deteriorated (I replaced all of mine - there's about 15 of them!) and might let stuff through. But otherwise, remove your splash guard and spray the engine with degreaser, leave it 10 mins, spray problem areas again and then hose down (preferably with a pressure gun) and leave it for about an hour to drip dry.

You MAY find it beneficial to get under the car with a rag and a torch afterwards, just to wipe off any particularly clingy grease or old oil and to ensure its all lovely and clean before reattaching the splash guard.
 

OVR444

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
QLD
First Name
Brett
Drive
2004 Mirage
Perhaps we should do a DIY of this. I found this very helpful. Thanks Trev for the info
 

OVR444

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
QLD
First Name
Brett
Drive
2004 Mirage
Super cheap $2 /bottle :p seemed to work well enough... just make sure you use other products for the electrics and ensure you bag up all essential parts you don't want to have a bath.
 

Macca

Showing some Leg.
Location
Toowoomba, QLD.
First Name
Craig 'Macca' Mclean
Drive
2000 Mitsubishi Legnum Type S
Aircraft degreaser works pretty well, expensive though unless you know where to get it ;). Im with Brett, super cheap stuff works well and dont expect the degreaser available at the car wash to work well.
 
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