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    how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    i tried searching but didnt get far

    i read something about some de-greaser stuff though?? would that help?



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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    buy degreaser from like supercheap auto or some shit and then use the whole can on it and waterblast the crap out of it
    the black paint may flake off by the way

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    How about this product OD.
    super clean

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    yeah you need degreasser...or use dish soap if you are a cheap SOB

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda
    yeah you need degreasser...or use dish soap if you are a cheap SOB
    ahh that sounds cheaper

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    wipe valve cover with a rag to remove large amounts of oil and dirt. use carb cleaner or engine degreaser to get the rest of the oil off the valve cover.
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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    I would use carb cleaner, spray and wipe off. The degreaser stuff has to be washed off with water, which is a bigger deal, as you should protect the distributor/coil etc with baggies. It's better if you're cleaning the whole engine compartment.

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    dbl

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    I would take it off and soak int in some simple green or other degreaser for a few days if you have a spare. The oil on those things are cape up for years so its going to take some soaking to loosen it all up

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    brake parts cleaner buddy
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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by hotdoghogie
    brake parts cleaner buddy


    that will strip paint off.

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    Wire wheel on the end of a drill. Strip off the paint, wipe down with laquer thinner, and respray it. Nothing will look better. Plus you won't be pissed off after you spend hours scrubbing it and it still looks like crap. I've learned that one myself.

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    two words purple power works magic best stuff ever we use it at hte shop

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    Supercheap Auto have some degreaser for like $5 a can, works really well too.

    Most of the products you guys mention probably aren't even available in NZ.

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    simple green ftw!!!!!

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    Um...ever thought about rubbing alcohol? Works miracles.
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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    CRC Brake clean its the best it will get oil and grease off ANYTHING!!!
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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    does any of the above destroy the paint?

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    Re: how do i clean oil off my valve cover?

    Brake cleaner will strip spraypaint, and I wouldn't recomend it around rubber. If you get it on car paint just wipe it off quick.
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