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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:26 pm 
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Hey guys so I have a 55 plate citroen c1 that I bought last month, I looked under the bonnet and it looks like it hasn't ever had a proper thorough clean, my mate recommended WD40, a rag and some elbow grease to get it clean. Just wondering how you all clean yours and what sort of results you get?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:35 pm 
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Use a small brush and engine degreaser. Rinse off lightly avoiding any major electrics.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:15 pm 
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I use wd40 etc plus extra fine sand paper for some of the metal. Mines is an 06 plate with over 64k on the clock and it still looks new (under the bonnet anyways :lol: ).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:59 am 
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Iv always liked using Gunk on the oily bits....does smell a bit funky.....brush on and soak then wash off with water simplez


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:37 am 
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Some of the members here might have a generator in the garage, after washing and rinsing the engine and engine bay.
One could connect up a air line to it to blow off/dry the electrics etc.





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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:22 am 
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That's a good plan. I wouldn't go wild with a pressure washer or anything in there just in case. I normally use a hose on very low pressure just to rinse any foam and then dry it.

Compressed air in a can could also be a good shout

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I mask off any important/ showing electricals and jet blast every thing. I then use autoglym supersheen on the airbox. Looks brand new [WHITE SMILING FACE]

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I've cleaned mine twice with Auto Glym Engine and Machine Cleaner and hosed down throughly without covering anything up then dressed with Vinyl and Rubber care. Modern engines can take it.

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:57 pm 
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Given that l was credited with an idea regarding airline to blow off the water, l thought a this post was brought up again a very long time ago l was manager in a garage St.Johns Wood London we specialise in Benz 190E 2.3 turbo my favourite when it was finished the guys parked it by the slope opened the hood sprayed a bit of stuff over the engine and then just jet washed it after that the air line, all high pressure must say. After that start her up check its ok, no misfire bonnet down then my turn. Test drive. OH YES This garage was right opposite the mosque in St.Johns Wood if nobody believes me, on the road from Baker St. To Cricket ground


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