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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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I have mud all over the inside of my engine comparment from the tires flinging mud thru the wheel wells. Has anyone ever cleaned their engine comparment out with a hose?

This is that fine virginia clay that doesn't seem to want to go away...
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:19 PM
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I do all the time. I cover the disributor and air intake with plastic bags and then go to town. After, I remove the bags, start the truck up and let it run for about 10 minutes to dry everything off.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:21 PM
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Yes. I hose it off after every outing. Just have to be careful with the electronic parts. Lately I have been using Simple green to degrease - straight up. Armour all tire foam after the engine dries makes everything look nice and new.

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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:22 PM
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Thanks Chris. So you don't cover your alternator??
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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I dont.. maybe I should, but I have not in the past.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:25 PM
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I've done this numerous times in my D1 and never covered alternator as well. Should I? Oopps..
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:25 PM
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Thanks guys, I know what I'll be doing when I get home from work!
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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I do it with the pressure washer, I don't cover anything! I also wash out the inside of my 90, I don't cover anything in there either. Never had a problem.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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I really go to town with the pressure washer. I don't cover anything but then it's a diesel
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Old May 25th, 2004, 03:27 PM
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I really go to town with the pressure washer. I don't cover anything but then it's a diesel

Mike....shuttup.

[dripping with diesel envy]
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Old May 25th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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MIKE,
Do you have a picture with your d-90 covered in mud inside and out?
Didn't I read somewhere that you remove the hood during wheeling too?
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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MIKE,
Do you have a picture with your d-90 covered in mud inside and out?
Didn't I read somewhere that you remove the hood during wheeling too?

Mike is a member of the true muddy oval society:
http://www.defendersource.com/trail/...s/IMG_0104.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/trail/...s/IMG_0102.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/trail/...s/IMG_0113.jpg

His truck is really Blue.


Nothing says lovin like 35's spinning mud in your face....

However I have only seen him on the highway with the hood off. Never offroad.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:04 PM
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THAT IS UNREAL!
Mike is a madman.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Yes, I like to say he is soft in the head.

If you really want to see crazy. You need to go wheeling with his DII buddy Jimmy. It's like the Dukes of Hazard with the two of them on the trail. Never seen a DII get air before. Now I have.

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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:27 PM
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Yeah for a second there I thought we were going swimming after him.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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Dave you missed the one you sent me. Didn't you download this one off of someone elses website?
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Old May 25th, 2004, 04:59 PM
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Oh yeah, some Canadien website. That's not a very long trip to VA...
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Old May 25th, 2004, 05:02 PM
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Yeah I thought we were driving far.

And Keith, sorry for the Hijack, these things just kinda snowball.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 05:06 PM
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