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Steam Clean Engine

jim1839

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Joined
Jul 27, 2007
Messages
8
Location
Idaho
Corvette
1987 Dark Red Convertible
I'm the new owner of my first Corvette, an 87. The engine is dirty, mostly dirt - dust. Is it recomended to steam clean the engine at a reliable shop or can this cause other problems????????????
 

LT4man

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Joined
Jun 25, 2003
Messages
2,214
Location
Chicago
Corvette
96 Collectors Edition LT4
I only use a garden hose. Be careful if you use a degreaser. It can discolor some of the underhood and engine components. A soft bristle brush works wonders. You do not need high pressure. Stay away from electrical connections. After washing, run the engine to warm it up and it will dry most of the water.

SAVE THE :w
 

Bill Heygster

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Joined
Nov 18, 2003
Messages
120
Location
Pasadena, MD
Corvette
1985 red coupe, 2004 red coupe
Be very careful - there is a lot of stuff under the hood that doesn't like water.
 

gmjunkie

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Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
4,547
Location
Old Fort NC/Vero Beach FL
Corvette
03 Z-51,78 L82 Coupe
I clean them with a Steam Jenny all the time!! I use very little cleaners other than 3 oz Lemon Joy and 1/2 oz bleach in 3 gal water in a yard sprayer!!! "Cold Engine" Soak it down with the solution, let it soak for 10 min and hit it with steam!!! 230-250 deg water will clean more than you think by it's self!!!:upthumbs
 

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