Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

WASHING UNDER THE HOOD


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> TJ Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
John Boy
Member


Joined: 01 Feb 2004
Location: LAKE WALLENPAUPACK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:13 pm    Post subject: WASHING UNDER THE HOOD Reply with quote

Is it ok to hose down the engine and wash it?I know its a dumb ? but I have heard that bad things happen.
Thanks John Boy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ehirner
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do mine after wheeling sometimes. The key is to NOT use high pressure. I use a low pressure shower type of spray and just wash everything off. Try and stay away from the major electrical stuff and you shouldn't have any major problems. Also, if you have an open intake, stay away from that...don't want water in the engine. I'll also suggest not spraying it while it's hot...don't want to make metal parts contract too quickly by spraying cold water on them.
_________________
04 Unlimited
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
WhatWasIThinkin
Member


Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Location: Epping New Hampsha

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do it often. I have a pressure washer, but only use the garden hose under the hood. Jeeps are built pretty tough. Just use a little common sence around the airbox and electricals.

Good luck
Todd
_________________

Real Jeeps dont wear Bra's
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
'drack
▲▼webwheeler▼▲
▲▼webwheeler▼▲


Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: points that way...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually do like Erik said above. Hose it off after wheeling. That's when I normally go over the underbody and under hood stuff to make sure there's no extra sovineurs hanging on to create havoc down the road Wink . Just stay away from the altenator and an open air filter. Every now and then I'll spray it up with the degreaser setting first to give it some sembalance of looking really clean.
_________________
Drink more Ovaltine!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
John Boy
Member


Joined: 01 Feb 2004
Location: LAKE WALLENPAUPACK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: THANKS Reply with quote

Thanks for the replys better safe then sorry.
Thanks guys John boy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
qadhafi
Club Moderator


Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Location: Hippiekickerville, USA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spray on simple green, let it sit for 5 mins, then hose away. I've used everything from a garden hose to a high pressure washer and never had a problem. Mr. Green
_________________
But hey, WTF do I know? I kick Hippies for fun.


Back from the Dead??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Keithtj
ARLI$$
ARLI$$


Joined: 05 Jan 2004
Location: Out of jail now

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I to use simple green and the stuff works great, I let the engine cool, spray it on and then let it sit for a little while. Then wash off with a hose, not hitting any major electronics, distributer cap, or alternator.
_________________

My Morning Jacket
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
kizer
The Link Meister
The Link Meister


Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Location: Marysville, North of Seattle

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive high preassured washed mine many times. I just avoid the intake like the plauge and the underhood fuse box. I normally do it after my jeep has sat for a good amount of time so the engine isn't hot and I then do the rest of the jeep on the outside so the under the hood has time to dry before attempting to start it.
_________________
Links4Jeeps.com
1600+ Write-ups, and more
My Writeups | My Heap
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
K9Jeep
Member


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Location: WTF, VA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple Green is great, but avoid the commercial engine degreasers in a can, they will destroy bearings on contact. Hi-pressure is okay, the Jeep is quite water tight, even the electronics.
_________________
I love the moderators just like my 4 banger! Mr. Green
HTTP://www.dso4x4.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
qadhafi
Club Moderator


Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Location: Hippiekickerville, USA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one of those sprayers with the pump on it that people use to spray stuff one their plants. It has a long spray nozzle on it. I filled it with a gallon of simple green (from Sam's Mr. Green ) and it works great. I can get the cleaner to places that you jsut can't get to with a spray bottle.
_________________
But hey, WTF do I know? I kick Hippies for fun.


Back from the Dead??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
hillstrubl
Member


Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Location: Long Island

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use a mixture of simple green and a couple of drops of dawn on my CJ, it breaks up grease and crap really easily (just not too much dawn)
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> TJ Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group