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After viewing the dirty car thread......
just wondering how most folks clean their engines.

Thoughts/suggestions.
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My Karchner pressure washer. Used it on my 90 legacy starting in 2000, then the 2002 and now the 2004. Do it twice a year, when getting ready for winter, and again in the spring to get rid of all the under hood / chassis salt.
 

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Agreed with above. Many dealers also offer a cleaning during major services as well.

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Carefull in the winter...

I was always told be carefull about washing the engine in the winter. Soaking all the gaskets and letting them freeze at night could mean trouble. I have never heard of anyone bothered by this, but it does make sense to me. (Assuming it gets real cold)

I suppose you could run your engine or drive it around for awhile to warm everything up and essentially dry the gaskets.
 

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Diluted simple green, LOW pressure water rinse.

The pressure washer doesn't get anywhere near anything mechanical in my household! Bearings, seals, electronics can all be damaged with a pressure washer.
FYI, there are bearings and seals on everything that a belt is connected to in the engine bay.
 
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