The Simplest & Fastest Way To DEEP CLEAN a Car Engine Bay!

4 may 2019
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  • Great video

    velaudhan thampivelaudhan thampiHace 4 días
  • For a water cooled motor per Scott Kilmer, “unless you are going to have a picnic on your motor it is stupid to clean,”

    Jesse FigJesse FigHace 6 días
    • God dammit Scott Kilmer. Gotta love him

      Peter GarciaPeter GarciaHace 5 días
  • Step 1 unplug battery

    Robert WilhelmRobert WilhelmHace 7 días
  • Went back to this video and learned that I needed to use more degreaser than I have been using and will definitely try the chemical guys bro diluted 3:1. Thanks Wilson!

    Quinton ButlerQuinton ButlerHace 8 días
  • Shouldn’t you cover up the alternator?

    6atlantis6atlantisHace 14 días

    Adeel199 AmeenAdeel199 AmeenHace 16 días
  • I'm always scared to wash my engine I used to have a mint 1996 civic coupe 5 speed manual that I took to a car wash & pressure washed & I put a plastic bag over the distributor but some how water go in it some how & had to tow it back home & I unplugged spark plugs wires to let air dry and it worked car started and then two days later the distributor went bad, replaced with a brand new one and worked fine and then maybe few days after had another issue with spark not getting any, changed plugs & changed again with a new distrubutor and this time nothing, after months of tracing faults replacing tons of stuff still wouldn't start, so after that I won't chance spraying water in engine bay instead I just hand wash, it's not as good & more work but I don't have to worry about issues

    Serious As Fck *Serious As Fck *Hace 21 un día
  • Great video!

    Mopar MaddogMopar MaddogHace 23 días
  • Luke @wilsonautodetailing, I have a question. Here’s the situation: I am about to detail a mid 90s Miata convertible and the client wants the engine cleaned as well. You mentioned in the video that you clean the engines of pre-04 models differently. Does this mean you use a more careful approach with the same principle, or a different technique all together? Any and all feedback appreciated.. I am grateful for you for sharing all of this with us! May the Lord bless you with abundant peace and grace!

    Cory AndersonCory AndersonHace 29 días
  • Nice watch

    Eder ProaEder ProaHace 29 días
  • Thanks for the video. I used your VRT concept on my wife’s car today and the results were great. Have you ever taken any auto detailing courses?

    Courtney TilleryCourtney TilleryHace un mes
  • nWo 4 life

    Larry SteinbergLarry SteinbergHace un mes
  • Autozone sells a cleaner for electronics. I use it to clean my engine. It is not shiny but it is clean from dust, oil, etc. It is just clean.

    Ric B.Ric B.Hace un mes
  • I'm wanting to clean my 5.7 vortec in my 1999 chevy tahoe should I cover up my alternator and mass air flow

    Tim DixsonTim DixsonHace un mes
  • Luke, so what is the degreaser you were using when you made this video? It seemed like really good product. You said you wouldn't be able to name it until a later date in 2019. It's 2021now. Please let us know the name of the product.

    Orrie FOrrie FHace un mes
  • I don’t clean like this.

    Blow-n-Money ENTBlow-n-Money ENTHace un mes
  • Hope you don’t fry an expensive computer system.

    Douglas LambertDouglas LambertHace un mes
  • Looks great but I wish you didn't speed up video on the hose rinsing part. I think that is what everyone is here to see. How long you hold it on, what the pressure looks like, etc. I think I get the idea but you could have fast forward 3/4 of the spray bottle part that was getting monotonous and kept the critical part of the video on real time.

    Allen TAllen THace un mes
  • “2nd week of May”???

    Hamish the Irish AmishHamish the Irish AmishHace un mes
  • Ofc they're water tight... what about shorting out the sensors, alternator etc...?

    Mazda 406Mazda 406Hace un mes
  • Thanks brother!

    SD MugabeSD MugabeHace un mes
  • I guess the car didn't come with a hood " blanket " , maybe because of a hot climate ? And I expect if you do spray wash a hood blanket . To keep the hood up for as long as you want / need to , to get it to dry the fastest ?

    Peter RudyPeter RudyHace un mes
  • おすすめに出てきたから見てみたけど 荒っぽいというか、アバウトというか、自分はこの人にはクルマを預けたくないわー めっちゃボロボロのブラシを使ってるし笑

    Akira MasakiAkira MasakiHace 2 meses
  • Nice eyebrows

    ricardo gardunoricardo gardunoHace 2 meses
  • My question is would a steamer work on the driver side armrest ? It looks worn and dirty. Fabric of some kind. Any advice is appreciated

    Nick DucusinNick DucusinHace 2 meses
  • Ur loosing alst few braincel every vid you make

    master hooded gamingmaster hooded gamingHace 2 meses
  • Wow that easy. Thanks for the video

    Matthew BrackMatthew BrackHace 2 meses
  • So how do you clean an engine pre 2000s?

    Hound of WarHound of WarHace 3 meses
  • I'm subscribing because holy dam 🥴 boy is a SNACK DHAMMMM

    SamiSamiHace 3 meses
    • bro what...

      GlikkeyGlikkeyHace 3 meses
  • so i’m planning to do this on my scion tc what should i cover up ? and i’m using gunk original can you help

    Trippy PTrippy PHace 3 meses
  • Do you have to have the engine running when you spray it off?

    Bey11ktbBey11ktbHace 3 meses
  • Can you use mean green??

    Bey11ktbBey11ktbHace 3 meses
  • What about the runoff? Aren't you washing all the grease and grime and cleaning chemicals into your driveway, where they might stain the driveway and run off into the street, culverts, and ultimately rivers, oceans? You don't try to capture the runoff at all? Are the cleaners biodegradable?

    David KDavid KHace 3 meses
  • Wouldn't the decreased damage the cars pain if it splashes on the exterior paint? Also, wouldn't washing it with water affect the electronics or batteries

    D EsD EsHace 4 meses
  • did you take the battery out? if not would it be a decent idea to do that.

    Reed FisherReed FisherHace 4 meses
  • Do you take the battery off???

    Harold RomeroHarold RomeroHace 4 meses
  • Everything in moderation. Every car is different, use common sense. Wrap this and that. Dont get too much water on hot parts. Nice video, good info.

    KC Code XKC Code XHace 4 meses
  • I use simple green non diluted and pressure wash the engine bay. Does an outstanding job and doesn't oxidize aluminum or stain paint, removes all dirt and oil in the first pass. Caked on stuff requires a scrub and let the simple green soak but not dry then pressure wash.

    Robert Rivas ArroyoRobert Rivas ArroyoHace 4 meses
  • You are amazing. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Blessings from LA 🙏🙏🙏

    Ramiro CruzRamiro CruzHace 4 meses
  • I always cover the alternator and the battery. And always avoid the spark plug wiring/coils. Watering down the plug area WILL cause problems.

    00vortech00vortechHace 4 meses
    • @SocksOnFeet yeah watch out with the old cars! Water is baddddd!!!!!

      Robert Rivas ArroyoRobert Rivas ArroyoHace 4 meses
    • @Robert Rivas Arroyo i have nothing but old cars lmao ×D, i hand clean everything tho, takes longer but way more secure.

      SocksOnFeetSocksOnFeetHace 4 meses
    • Just don't focus the water on the ignition and battery too much you'll be fine on newer cars. The old cars are the ones that give problems when water gets on the engine components.

      Robert Rivas ArroyoRobert Rivas ArroyoHace 4 meses
  • The number one concern should be applying cold water to a hot engine. Let it cool.

    Daniel PeerDaniel PeerHace 4 meses
  • So, how you would clean an old engine?

    Xavi Ortiz AlsinaXavi Ortiz AlsinaHace 4 meses
  • Awesome Video! Thanks so much!

    Gary G GarnerGary G GarnerHace 4 meses
  • Can I do this to a 2006 Jeep Liberty? There are some exposed parts that "common sense" is telling me should NOT get wet (spark plug wires, alternator, fuse box...). I understand it's designed for a bit of rain water to get in, but my fuse box lid is also partly broken.

    deepblue153deepblue153Hace 5 meses
  • don't you have to seal up the fuse box to prevent water from entering?

    Cameron GarciaCameron GarciaHace 5 meses
    • Good point, takes two minutes.

      KC Code XKC Code XHace 4 meses
    • There should be a rubber or plastic seal on the fuse box. Think about it this way: if there wasn't a seal, what would happen when you drive through huge puddles?

      Daniel PeerDaniel PeerHace 4 meses
  • He washed the bay with battery still on?

    Exposed ThemExposed ThemHace 5 meses
  • So you don't clean the engine bays on pre-2004 cars?

    Buffalo MitchBuffalo MitchHace 5 meses
  • yo, is that a calculator watch?

    Dizzzy LizzyDizzzy LizzyHace 5 meses
  • excellent video..But should we not remove the battery? As it may cause electric fuse issues...

    Burhan karaBurhan karaHace 6 meses
  • “I know common sense isn’t common!” Yes dude your my fav i agree with that the entire sooo much!!!!!

    ItzMrFizzItzMrFizzHace 6 meses
  • nice video, thanks for sharing..some detailer guys the spray kind of mix oil to the engine bay to make it looks so shinny..!! do you know what kind of oil is that ?

    samir younessamir younesHace 6 meses
  • I've been cleaning engines for 20 years. I always use a pressure washer with 45 degrees.. It wasn't until I recently started to look for new products that I realized engine fear was a trend lol... If the alternator is exposed just put a bag over it.. Literally the only thing you should worry about lol...

    Krattle RattleKrattle RattleHace 6 meses
    • What about the coil packs on top on the engine valve covers? Or any other electronic elements that can mess up

      Emily PerezEmily PerezHace 6 meses
  • are you in Canada or the U.S

    Norm WilsonNorm WilsonHace 6 meses
  • Why dont you use purple power on bare metal Luke?

    runs houseruns houseHace 6 meses
  • Nice video but spraying water like that first without covering the air intake? Man that is bad water can sip in into your throttle body and down to engine bay.

    Jerome BautistaJerome BautistaHace 6 meses
  • Trash bag over the engine?

    Seymour KittySeymour KittyHace 6 meses
  • Scotty said I'm stupid if I hose down my engine.

    Seymour KittySeymour KittyHace 6 meses
    • @J P true

      Alonzo BanuelosAlonzo BanuelosHace un mes
    • @BIGFOOT'S WATCHING Lol!!! Scotty is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to vehicles mechanical issues...detaling, not so much

      J PJ PHace un mes
    • "Unless you plan on having a picnic under the hood it's stupid to clean your engine" - Scotty K :)

      J PJ PHace un mes
    • @Chris Hernandez true

      Alonzo BanuelosAlonzo BanuelosHace un mes
    • @Chris Hernandez Now you must be stupid for saying Scotty is wrong!

  • What a great video!

    Teddy GrahamTeddy GrahamHace 6 meses
  • What a great video!

    Teddy GrahamTeddy GrahamHace 6 meses
  • My car Is an 03 but the 03-07 are the same. Now I'm wondering lol.

    Jose VegaJose VegaHace 6 meses
  • I had a 2000 Honda driving one day in the rain and it just shut off. I turned the ignition a couple minutes later and it fired right up and was fine, but took it to the mechanic. He said everything was fine, just the distributor cap got wet...

    GalaxyTravelerGalaxyTravelerHace 7 meses
  • If you are willing to guarantee that the car will not develop electrical failures within the next 30 days after the cleaning, fine. But if you can't do that you've answered the question about whether or not it's safe to spray any liquid in the engine compartment.

    P FP FHace 7 meses
  • I've got a 94 honda that I want to clean like this but I'm concerned that it's not as sealed up as then one you demonstrated on. Any tips for sealing up electrical components or just things I should be careful with? Thanks

    Eric HradekEric HradekHace 7 meses
    • Just don't get water on the alternator or distributor. Cover them with a Walmart bag if you're concerned about them getting too wet

      Jacob ReynoldsJacob ReynoldsHace 6 meses
    • Eric Hradek ChrisFix has a good video on cleaning an engine bay, should help...

      A Random GuyA Random GuyHace 6 meses
  • I remember when you had only a few thousand subscribers. Glad you’re still going, man!

    Kenneth MartinezKenneth MartinezHace 7 meses
  • What type of degreaser did you use? Sorry if I missed it. If it’s your favorite I want to give it a try...

    Michael WrightMichael WrightHace 7 meses
  • If you have creepy crawly problems around the house pick up a jug of Spectraside bug defense. It comes with a battery powered spray attachment. When you've emptied the jug, fill it with your favorite degreaser.

    swm122758swm122758Hace 7 meses
  • You could always disconnect the battery and remove from engine compartment before you do this. Then let it dry good before you reinstall it.

    J SKIJ SKIHace 7 meses
    • I had an aftermarket anti-theft system that completely freaked the fuck out when the battery got replaced. It wouldn’t recognize the key anymore and since the company went bankrupt years ago, there were no instructions on how to fix it or even remove it. Took the garage 5 days.

      Mark VerheulMark VerheulHace 2 meses
    • Alarm systems and radios don't like that much. I'm not dead nuts positive, but I think there are some computer systems which will reset certain functions or readings, as well 🤔

      swm122758swm122758Hace 7 meses
  • Great info Thx

    William EbertWilliam EbertHace 7 meses
  • pressure washer is the easist way

    garrwttgarrwttHace 7 meses
  • I feel like you look like someone famous but I can't figure out who 🤔

    Clovis ➏➒Clovis ➏➒Hace 7 meses
    • Orlando bloom and heath ledger had a baby and it’s this guy lol

      Hunter G and the ADHDHunter G and the ADHDHace 5 meses
    • I would say Heath ledger with his joker look

      Hugh P. NessHugh P. NessHace 7 meses
  • Just watched this and washed my engine bay. Basically totaled my car.

    TenekaiTenekaiHace 7 meses
    • Nice try. But newbie ignorant lies 🤥 don't make for anything worth! Try to do it a few times, learn a bit... Then you can delete your comment! ;-)

      crpth1crpth1Hace 7 meses
    • Wattt??

      Anthony HernandezAnthony HernandezHace 7 meses
  • I really like those hdx bottles, wide mouth, good graduations, and nice trigger.

    STEVESTEVEHace 7 meses
    • Zep pro sprayer is the way to go!

      Holden BostockyHolden BostockyHace 5 meses
    • Another awesome bottle I’ve came across are those from Shine Supply

      thats _itthats _itHace 7 meses
  • Thank God I watched to the end (2004 and newer!). How would you change your approach if it’s an older vehicle? I have a 1970 Ford truck engine that I’ve been wanting to clean but a lot of videos share different tactics. Thanks in advance and love your channel!

    nobazzle52nobazzle52Hace 7 meses
  • i wash my motor`s (boats, cars, trucks) 3 to 4 times a year. been doing it over 50 years and only had 1 issue on my 1st or 2nd time ever pressure washing it because i hit the distributor to hard and that was back in the points and condenser days. i learned to put a plastic bag or wrap a rag around it. helps to know what not to spray. i got a detail biz now and wash dozens of engines a month with no issues. helps to have compressed air and spray down connections with a water dryer or silicone spray after your done.

    Butter BeanButter BeanHace 7 meses
  • Another thing to note is that you should be certain that you're working on a cool engine bay because if you let chemicals like that dry with excessive heat, they're gonna stain the surface pretty bad. I did it once and it's been stupidly difficult just to minimize it

    BlueKjBlueKjHace 7 meses
  • I have a Honda Pilot just like that. I’m going to detail mine today. Thx for a great video.

    scotw67scotw67Hace 7 meses
    • That’s why I’m here too. Just bought a 2003 Honda Pilot. Nearly mint for the year body and interior wise. But under the hood is a bit dirty. Good luck!!!

      Michael WrightMichael WrightHace 7 meses
  • Maybe easier to put that sprayer on the “mist” setting

    Michel LinschotenMichel LinschotenHace 7 meses
  • Is it 5 parts water and 1 part vrp?

    julian anthonyjulian anthonyHace 8 meses
    • No 3 parts and 3 part vrp

      AnelsAnelsHace 7 meses
  • Simple green has always killed my grass, left streaks on my engine bay and ruined my plastic lawnmower hood. Never will use again

    MaximaMaximaHace 8 meses
    • Dilution is the solution to pollution

      Max NovakovicsMax NovakovicsHace 6 meses
  • Why dont you put purple power in bare metal?

    Batman3488Batman3488Hace 8 meses
  • Nice

    Larry iguidezLarry iguidezHace 8 meses
  • Out of 50 engine cleans. Your going to encounter at least one problem in engine cleaning. First cover the alternator which working with any solution or water combo. I’ll tell you what issues you will typically see. You will hit a harness that may give you an engine check light. You may get liquid in a harness that give you the same problem. There are cars that have a lot of electrical parts. My advice is there’s always risk. There are cars old cars that are just waiting for water or abrasions to have a problem pop up. If possible use very little water as possible, certain degreasers can harm components over time. Make sure it’s engine safe. Remember engines get very hot under load. Pick the good engine dressing. Don’t use a air compressor too aggressively. Take time doing an engine clean. It can take 30 mins to 90 mins depending on how dirty the engine is. Oil leaks that’s dries with dirt are the hardest. You can use a solvent but be mindful of it since it’s flammable. I’ll be doing more detailing things on my channel since I want to be in depth with my knowledge since 2005. I’m putting my gaming channel to rest since I’m not invested in it at the moment. I current run a shop for auto detailing. Boats, planes, cars, trucks, rv, and buses. We everything and anything. Water damage, ozone for smoke cars, mold removal, you name it I’ve done it. So I’ll cover the exterior and interior of everything. Follow me and I’ll give an update on the coming week on where to find my detailing work.

    Drag1ne GamingDrag1ne GamingHace 8 meses
  • That he prob charged $150 for 🙄

    Mr Brian HendricksMr Brian HendricksHace 8 meses
  • 1st thing you should have told everyone is disconnect the battery!!! common sense is do not ever clean an engine with the battery connected!!!!!!

    Bill NavarreBill NavarreHace 8 meses
    • crpth1 weekend detailer lol. His comment made my wife laugh.

      Drag1ne GamingDrag1ne GamingHace 7 meses
    • Bill Navarre - You don't have a clue about that. LOL 😂 >35 year ashing all sorts of engines. NEVER disconnected the battery for that task. Not even once! ;-)

      crpth1crpth1Hace 7 meses
    • mac exactly.

      Drag1ne GamingDrag1ne GamingHace 7 meses
    • The battery is not the problem at all. I do detailing work current and from 2005. The alternator is the one you need to cover. And expose air filters. And some cars like the old saturns. You need to stay away from the spark plug area. They can get any thing of liquid form easily.

      Drag1ne GamingDrag1ne GamingHace 8 meses
    • Would it make a difference if the battery is covered? Mine has detachable plastic covers all round and on top.

      Lee CLee CHace 8 meses
  • Awesome! Very nice, thank you for the tips. Liked and subscribed!

    sunseasurf1000sunseasurf1000Hace 8 meses
  • So make a other video cleaning the engine and engine bay on a car pre 2004 with lots of hardened dust and oil covered parts. I'd like to watch how you'll make that engine shine. Like BAM.

    TyleeTyleeHace 8 meses
    • He wont do it, all he did was wipe the engine cover, never even got under it where its probably leaking oil all over lol.

      SocksOnFeetSocksOnFeetHace 4 meses
    • I agree with you I’d like to see him do a 91 Chevy S 10 with the 4.3 L like I have sorry I could not find the like button for your comment

      Chad JayChad JayHace 5 meses
    • He would probably say 'Don't do it. Not profitable. Too much work'. He looks at it from a business perspective.

      Ken BagwellKen BagwellHace 7 meses
  • Is this Matthew Mcconaughey

    Logan EdwardsLogan EdwardsHace 8 meses
  • You probably don’t think about under the hood when you imagine cleaning your car, but some experts believe clearing away dirt and debris on your car’s engine and other components can prolong the overall life of your vehicle. more info click here

    Harshi ShreyanHarshi ShreyanHace 8 meses
  • Ok remember Dont get degreaser on headlights dont spray the brain and be extra careful around the fuse box .oh and run the engine on earlier models to keep water out of places like distributor and plug holes ...Thank for the video man .

    Aaron F /AlabasterflaskAaron F /AlabasterflaskHace 8 meses
  • Anyone have any idea where to find black nitrile gloves now in the COVID world? I can't find any vinyl gloves of ANY kind anywhere right now in a medium or small

    Jon DraperJon DraperHace 8 meses
    • @Jon Draper Well, that was then, this is now. If you want dark blue you can get 100 for $14.00 at Harbor freight.

      da324da324Hace 8 meses
    • da324 do you have any idea how expensive 5 pair for 6 bucks is? Before covid, I can walk into any big box store or harbor freight or autozone and get 1000 pair for about 30 bucks.

      Jon DraperJon DraperHace 8 meses
    • Do you want Nitrile or vinyl? I just did a quick Google search and there are plenty. Here's 5 pair for 6 bucks on eBay.

      da324da324Hace 8 meses
  • Could I clean my engine bay while it’s hot or should it only be done while it cool

    Nephtaly AdrianNephtaly AdrianHace 8 meses
    • Cold or warmish but not hot

      Ethan MitchellEthan MitchellHace 8 meses
  • Ha! Watched 8 minutes to learn not for my car! You have a vid on pre-2004 cars? New sub.

    Earl PowellEarl PowellHace 9 meses
  • Only thing I say is always remove the battery first b4 starting this job

    Jay JayJay JayHace 9 meses
    • Definitely there's no need for battery removal. ;-)

      crpth1crpth1Hace 7 meses
  • what if the liquid you use touches the belt and where it shouldn't touch. it can cause some problems i think it's better to cover it with a bin bag

    XYTB TRXXYTB TRXHace 9 meses
  • I use forced air first, then lay a tarp over engine while cleaning under side of hood. Quick wipe down of beadmaker for some pop. Then remove tarp, cover mass air sensor with a piece of tinfoil and hose any remaining loose dirt. Apc and a few different brushes take care of rest. Dress the plastics and hoses and good to go.

    gambiettigambiettiHace 9 meses
  • That's not a dirty engine lol

    Crazyhands HandsCrazyhands HandsHace 9 meses
  • You can use soap mixed with varsol paint thinner works great and it wouldn't hurt your engine . But remember to let the engine run a bit and always cover all electric components.

    Crazyhands HandsCrazyhands HandsHace 9 meses
  • Bro I just went to the car wash and sprayed down everything... I have to check to see if I didn’t get water trough the dip stick hole 😂

    joe the noobjoe the noobHace 9 meses
    • Another Virgo Asshole no I haven’t had any problems since then lol. Just make sure you cover the intake and try not to spray the alternator as much! 👍🏽😀

      joe the noobjoe the noobHace 9 meses
    • lol that's what I wanna do. Did you have any problems?

      Another Virgo AssholeAnother Virgo AssholeHace 9 meses
  • If you do get electrical stuff wet will it be ok if I let it dry for say a couple of days in the sun before cranking it up??

    Johnny WootenJohnny WootenHace 9 meses
    • yes

      Truth Time TVTruth Time TVHace 9 meses
  • Deverias de hacer videos en español 💯

    Mario CamposMario CamposHace 9 meses
    • *Deberías - un güero

      JNSJNSHace 9 meses