Tech Tip: Tackling Engine Grime -

Tech Tip: Tackling Engine Grime

GUNK engine cleaning system is an effective way to remove dirt deposits and prolong the lives of vehicles that young technicians work on.

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GUNK, an industry leader in engine cleaning and degreasing products, recently introduced the GUNKengine cleaning system, designed to help extend the life of a vehicle. 

The new GUNK engine cleaning system, which features GUNK Engine Degreasers and GUNK Engine Protector, is specially formulated to act as preventative engine maintenance by removing built up residue and locking in the clean. 

When an engine is cleaned and protected against future build up, the engine runs cooler and more efficiently. Used at least twice per year, engines are less susceptible to oils, salt and road build-up, lessening the chances of developing rust and other vehicle troubles.

“Students and young technicians are engaged in learning about effective car care habits each and every day while in school or training. They also know the abuse engines take from everyday activities such as driving through storms, sand, heat, leaking hoses, oil and road grime that builds up and bakes onto the engine,” said Marshal Livingstone, brand manager for GUNK.

“The GUNK engine cleaning system is a great way to remove these deposits and prolong the lives of vehicles young technicians are working on.  Twice a year, cleaning or degreasing the engine helps it run cooler, reduce hotspots and possible corrosion, while following with the GUNK Engine Protector shields the engine from additional build up and leaves a detailed shine.”

For professionals and automotive students who want to properly clean and protect engines, follow these steps: 

Step 1:
If the car has been used the day of the cleaning, be sure the engine is off and cool to the touch before applying a GUNK Engine Degreaser.

Then, cover the air intake, any electrical wires that may be cracked or frayed and any other electronically sensitive areas of the engine. Once sensitive areas are protected, apply the GUNK Engine Degreaser most appropriate for the vehicle:

·     GUNK Foamy Engine Cleaner is recommended for newer engines with dirt, mud and regular road build up from daily driving. It is designed to lift away salt and debris from engines by expanding under the plastic covers often found in newer engines. The Foamy formulation is designed to do the cleaning job that often requires a brush on its own.

·     GUNK Original Engine Degreaser is recommended for hardworking engines that have above average build up from leaks and tough jobs. The self-emulsifying formulation degreases all types of blocks, manifolds, valve covers and parts to ensure working on them is easier. GUNK Original Engine Degreaser eliminates tough oil and grease build up on the engine.

·     GUNK Heavy Duty GEL Engine Degreaser is recommended for older engines with high heat output or tough, stubborn build up from harsh environments.  The GEL formula is tough enough to stick to vertical surfaces or for spot treatments on hard to reach areas of the engine where oil and grease accumulates.

After the GUNK Engine Degreaser is applied, let it sit on the engine for 10 minutes. To finish, spray down the engine with water to wash off the Engine Degreaser.

The engine regularly gets wet as water is pulled through the radiator during a rain storm, therefore hosing it off after degreasing will not cause any harm. 

Use a wide, indirect spray to remove excess degreaser, again ensuring air intake and any sensitive electronics are covered. Any degreaser that was not removed by the hose can be wiped off with a shop towel.

Allow the engine to dry before moving on to Step 2.

Step 2:
On a cooled, dry engine, spray an even coat of GUNK Engine Protector.  Let the formula sit for a few minutes and then use a rag or shop towel to wipe on, leaving a protective layer that helps resist dirt and grime and makes future engine cleaning faster and easier.

GUNK Engine Protector also leaves a shiny finish, great for those in car shows or who like to show off their handiwork.

Source: GUNK

 

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