It seems to be a common theme that when someone washes around the engine there are always problems following. I have a leak somewhere but i cant spot it unless i can wash the top and bottom of the engine really well. How would i go about doing this?
I must be insane. It makes a huge differance in how your truck runs. Dirt and grime means your truck leaks oil and the gaskets are bad. never lifting the hood only to find a yellow handle exposed is so funny.I keep a protective coating of dirt and grime on the outside and keep her clean on the inside. When I shut the hood it just doesnt make a difference. How it runs is sanity, how it looks is vanity.
I must be insane. It makes a huge differance in how your truck runs. Dirt and grime means your truck leaks oil and the gaskets are bad. never lifting the hood only to find a yellow handle exposed is so funny.
How about this. Both batteries are leaking so they will both be replaced on next Thursday along with hold downs View attachment 159328 View attachment 159329 View attachment 159330 View attachment 159331 View attachment 159332 View attachment 159333 View attachment 159334
There is no oil on my motor. i clean the motor ever other oil change. I like to keep my vehicles as clean as possible. I check the belts and hoses while I am under there. I looked at my air filter and most guys would just keep running mine but it looks like it has oil from where I have no idea but that too is gone. My truck will last me forever I hope.Brand new batteries are going to leak also, that is why the caps are vented.
Also just because there is a oil film and dirt on the engine doesn't mean that it is leaking. Any fumes out of the engine are going to have oil in them and with nowhere to go along with dirt or dust being in the engine compartment you will get dirty oil and dirt on the engine.
I have no problems with those who want the keep their engine clean enough to eat off of but you also need to realize just where the dirt and oil comes from that settles on the engine parts.
When I take mine into the dealer I want them to think I take care of my truck. Maybe they will respect my truck when they work on it.Stroking it, the engine compartment looks very nice!
All I know is working on a “clean engine” is a real pleasure rather than being up to the elbows in grease, oil, and dirt. Repair jobs always seem to go better when I clean first 🙂
Yeah they totally do destroy everything under your hood over time. Battery gasses are super nasty. They SHOULD (all car batteries always in all vehicles) be in a box that vents outside the engine compartment, but doing that is too much extra cost.Brand new batteries are going to leak also, that is why the caps are vented.