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    1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    I figured since the outside was clean, I should work on the engine a bit. I didn't go all out since I just wanted to get the initial cleaning done, and you will see what I mean.

    Here it is uncleaned. I have no idea the last time it was ever actually cleaned.



    I know, right!?

    The Process:

    1. Covered the Air Filter with a plastic bag.
    2. Sprayed engine with Gunk Heavy Duty Degreaser.
    3. Scrubbed with a brush.
    4. Rinsed.
    5. Sprayed the underside of the hood with Simple Green diluted for Heavy Duty cleaning.
    6. Scrubbed with a brush.
    7. Sprayed the engine with Simple Green and scrubbed some more.
    8. Rinsed.
    9. Started engine and ran for about 5-10 minutes.
    10. Sprayed engine bay down liberally with Water Based Dressing.
    11. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
    12. Took after pictures.
    13. Done

    Now for the after pictures. The underside of the hood was extremely dirty as you can see. When I was scrubbing it, everything turned brown so I didn't have an exact idea where I had or had not scrubbed. I will be getting that next time around since, for the most part, I will be able to tell now where I have or have not gotten yet. All in all, I think it came out pretty decent. You will see the dressing running in places in the afters too, it hadn't fully dried yet, but I had to leave so I wanted to get the pictures beforehand.

    I looked under the hood the other day just to check everything and noticed color. Wires and other pieces were actually colored and not just all "dirt brown," and all of the plastic was black!




    Next big project is to go through all of the wiring, tubing, etc. and get it all cleaned up and organized.


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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    Hey Tyler I think it will end up great!
    Nice improvement by the way

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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    The hood looks rusty...good job on making it clean again though.


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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    Tyler, that is a dramatic improvement. Way to go.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    that is a dramatic improvement, on the older cars, esp one that didnt have engine bay cleanings, they are alot harder to get clean, because of all the exposed wiring

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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    Thanks guys! I figured some on here would like seeing it, even thought it isn't anything spectacular! As for that rusty looking part of the hood, it isn't rust, but some kind paint (looks like that rust-converter primer) underneath the brown paint.


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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    Wow!

    Looks a lot better now!
    Scott

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    Re: 1986 Ford F-150 Engine Cleaning

    Definitley an improvement, nice job man. I remember trying to clean my '88 MR2s engine bay and pretty much giving up. All the scrubbing and dressings in the world can't make rust, dried out plastics, and stained metals look good. LOL
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