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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I want to clean and check my engine.

What is good to use when cleaning your engine.

Also since I just got this car what are some things to check beside the fluids. What could be wearing out that I could fix before it goes bad or make it run better. This car has 130k miles on it and is a 94 so I'm sure there will be some common problems that others has seen.

Here's a pic of the motor. FILTHY!!!

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I give it about 5 minutes before Gorm moves this to show and shine. with that said...replace your plugs, wires, clean your IAC, check all your hoses. Do you have a check engine light on?
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simple green, a stiff brush and some rags..

the 3.3l is a fairly bullet-proof motor.. just do the general maintaince on it and it should give you a long happy life..
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I second the simple green...that's what everyone uses around here.

Edit: And for Gods sake please put a K&N cone fliter on there. And take out the restrictor from your intake hose.
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When you say stim brush your not talkin about like a wire brush are you?
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no.. stiff brush.. like a scrub brush..
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ok just wanted to dbl check.
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I second the simple green...that's what everyone uses around here.

Edit: And for Gods sake please put a K&N cone fliter on there. And take out the restrictor from your intake hose.
what do you mean by the restrictor, im kinda new to cars
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First Off,

That PCV hose will need replaced before anything else.

The Air Restrictor is more of a noise Eliminator, But in that big ugly Round thing in between your box and Throttle body, there is a cone shaped device in side of it supported by three things, just snap it out. OR, you can go my route, and replace the pip going from the throttle body to the air box, and then modify the air box to allow more air. If you want more details Just let me know.
But Simple Green, Purple Power Do wonders along with some Elbow grease. If you want to see what Work will do, Also, For a nice shiney look Armor all does work and does not attract Huge amounts of dirt. Yes it still gets dusty but still Makes it look good. Take a Look how mine has gone.
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I would recommend at least changing the antifreeze, flushing possibly but you could just drain the radiator and DEFINTELY change the tranny fluid and filter, and oil and filter.
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I give it about 5 minutes before Gorm moves this to show and shine. with that said...replace your plugs, wires, clean your IAC, check all your hoses. Do you have a check engine light on?
LOL...I have just as much power as you do in this section yoda.

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it does belong in show and shine.... MOVED!
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First Off,

That PCV hose will need replaced before anything else.

The Air Restrictor is more of a noise Eliminator, But in that big ugly Round thing in between your box and Throttle body, there is a cone shaped device in side of it supported by three things, just snap it out. OR, you can go my route, and replace the pip going from the throttle body to the air box, and then modify the air box to allow more air. If you want more details Just let me know.
But Simple Green, Purple Power Do wonders along with some Elbow grease. If you want to see what Work will do, Also, For a nice shiney look Armor all does work and does not attract Huge amounts of dirt. Yes it still gets dusty but still Makes it look good. Take a Look how mine has gone.
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what is the red connector looking thing on the pcv valves? where could i get something like that?
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it was a dress up kit i found in my garage out back. i guess you can find itat any performance store or car store. It was an old box. But there were ones for the rad hoses and other various one but I only wanted to Accent the engine. Not Dress it for Ball.

But they are Like Anodized Alumin? I think Something Like that. Not really sure.
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and DO NOT use a pressure washer in the engine compartment.
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