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    Quote Originally Posted by Skrub View Post
    How do you guys clean your engine bay?
    Just drive the car in the rain. I've never owned a car where water gets in the engine bay so easily from just normal driving.
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    Does anyone have a pic of what need to be cover. I have a arm intake and manga flow exhaust. I know where the filter is for the intake and battery term but I don't know where the other parts you need to cover. Does anyone have a pics??
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    Does anyone use any special solvents with the battery terminals? I'm currently just using water, baking soda and a toothbrush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunch_Money View Post
    Does anyone use any special solvents with the battery terminals? I'm currently just using water, baking soda and a toothbrush.
    Coke does a really good job
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    Coke, does work...my dad taught me that trick, ever since my first classic car. Works wonders!
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    Chemical Brother's method is about what I do. Some diluted 701 (10:1) and a quick rinse and reverse the hoses on the shop vac! It's a two and half inch pipe with a hepa filter, so lotsa air and no debris! Great for rinsing out the honeycomb and other tight places too! Just have to make note not to wash out all lube off the hood latch.
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    I just protect my intake and fuse box
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    the detail shops at the dealerships i've worked at often used "simple green"
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    I guess it depends on how horrible you let it get and just how clean you want it... I usually use "Nonsense" from Chemical Guys and a couple microfiber towels... I've honestly never had any issues spraying things off with water either, but I do try to avoid that except in rare circumstances (such as when spilling coolant or something)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmoya97 View Post
    Just came back from a 3000 mile trip and my engine is full of salt residue what's a proper way to clean it without damaging parts? Or should I take it to the dealer so they can do it ? 2012 civic si sedan
    Very carefully. There is no official "proper way". Keep water away from the electrical which is basically all over the engine.
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