With the wife's car engine, I wanted to give it a cleaning to remove at least some of the accumulated grime. Having a clean engine is great for spotting any oil leaks. Here is how I did a quick 15mins cleaning.
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Step 1: Degreaser!
Good Ole engine degreaser. Cures all yuh ails.
Step 2: Application.
Spraying generous volume of degreaser I applied onto the heavy grime areas. I let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Wiping.
Using an old rag I wiped the hard grime off the affected surfaces.
Step 4: Washing.
Using an old juice jug, I poured water to wash off the grime.
Step 5: Done!
Now the engine looks a little better. Once a month I will do this cleaning job until the grime is completely gone.