Cleaning the Grime From My Engine.

About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who tracked down the cause of my lost publications and fixed the issue. Take a bow Sam!

After replacing the valve cover gasket on my civic, I wanted a clean up of the engine block. Too much grime on it over the years and even though it works very well, I want to know if there is future oil weeping.

Step 1: Cleaning!

Using engine degreaser I sprayed a generous amount of it on the engine. I let That soak for 10 minutes and then I used my hose and a shop towel to clean off the engine.

Alot of grime fell off!

Step 2: A Cleaner Engine!

Now the engine is much cleaner in appearance. I took her for a test drive after letting the water drip out for 30 minutes. She ran oh so fine!

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    LowEnergyParticle

    3 years ago

    Nice job! I'm not familiar with the particular de-greaser that you used, but many of them have directions that say you should warm up the engine just a bit (not hot) before spraying the de-greaser on. It's a tough, nasty job, so anything that makes it easier is a useful benefit!

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    hey thanks! luckily temperatures in my country are hot so there is not such thing as a "cold" engine here.