Q: How do I clean the engine in my truck?

asked by on December 11, 2015

How do I clean the engine in my truck?

The engine in your truck will perform better when it is free of grease and dirt. Grease and dirt build up over time and can be removed by a simple cleaning. To clean the engine.

  1. Cover up the electrical areas to prevent damage.

  2. Rinse the engine off.

  3. Scrub certain spots if necessary.

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