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Postby [email protected] Gr33k » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:57 am

Has anyone used a type of engine cleaner like the following link? If anyone has, is it safe to use?
http://ec1-images.acehardwareoutlet.com ... 80354h.jpg

There seems to be a lot of dirt and dust that gets under the hood of Nissan's cars and trucks.


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Postby Captain » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:06 am

I use something very close to that. But Gunk products are very good and I would not hesitate to use this. On diesel trucks we use a chemical in a 55gal drum. Its basically the same as the Gunk but its not pressurized and we use a spray bottle with a pressure steam washer

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Postby [email protected] Gr33k » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:33 pm

You wouldn't recommend using a high pressure washer on the Pathfinder's engine though, would you? There is a lot of wiring that could probably come lose and end up ruining the engine.

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Postby Captain » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:52 pm

When I still had a job at Peterbilt I used the spray cleaner and HP steam on my PF, Xterra, S10. Its fine to use this but I would not sit on one spot but move the spray head slowly.

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Postby tuclouds » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:11 pm

you can use gunk citrus, or regular gunk for a oily engine. I spray the cleaner on a very warm engine, (a 2-3 mile journey) and all the under-hood components. Then take a water hose on a spray setting and just spray enough to remove the cleaner and grime. I would not advise to spray large amounts of water continually on engine. the trick is to let the engine heat dissipate the moisture before starting up.

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Postby [email protected] Gr33k » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:50 pm

When I used to clean the engine in my old Blazer, I used to spray the stuff on, then let it sit for a minute or two. I would then turn the engine on, and spray the entire thing down.

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Postby npg » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:55 pm

i use degreaser and than just spray it off..
when the engine is wet i use vinyl cleaner and i spray it on kinda thick and when it drys it looks like a brand new motor the plactic under the hood every thing looks brand new... works pretty well

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Postby Gonzo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:29 am

I use about the same procedure as most of you guys but I use my leaf blower to blow off most of the water out. I gotta improvise being that I dont have an air compressor. :)

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Postby Rogue9 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:10 pm

I use simple green, spray on liberally on cold or warm engine, let sit for a bit and spray off, run engine and finish rinse.

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Postby luthernil » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:03 pm

Hello, I wanted to share you a dealer that has updated nissan pathfinder parts cleaner and other car parts that you might need in the future.

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Postby NYPathfinder » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:13 pm

is there a strong cleaner that will get mud out of the engine bay? Ive tried simple green, purple power and some other sprays. They seem to clean up the plastic covers a bit but nothing else. Im afraid to go in for warranty work with my engine bay looking like it does..

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Postby 95XE_PATHFINDER » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:15 pm

NEVER EVER use a pressure washer on your engine you can damage or ever ruin your electrical (I did it on my last car.. hence why I have a pathy now) I NOW use break cleaner and the use the hose to mist it all off.. Shines up nice if you get in there with a rag.. Just figured I would throw my two pennies in


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