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How To Degrease An Engine
Cleaning An Engine
Oil, grease, tar and dirt can easily impact an engine. Such buildup can affect the operation of the vehicle. An unclean engine can also promote rust on metal components or corroding on rubber and plastic. One of the best ways to easily clean your engine is with Genesis 950.
Genesis 950 is a green, surfactant based cleaner. It is safe not only on your vehicle's body, interior and engine, but it is also safe on the environment. Unlike other cleaners, it is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals. It is a surfactant based cleaner that works with water to make a stain water soluble. Once a stain is water soluble, it can then be broken down and rinsed away.
In this example, a 1999 Chevy Suburban is being cleaning using Genesis 950 and water.
How To Degrease Engines
When cleaning an engine, it is best to first spray the engine with a mixture of Genesis 950 and water using a spray bottle. Genesis 950 is sold in a concentrate form. This means when it is delivered to you, it must be broken down with water. The recommended mixing ratio for general cleaning is 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts water. However because oil and grease can be harder to break down, the best ratio to use for cleaning an engine is the 1:3 ratio. In cases where the stain or buildup is severe, it can be used at a 50:50 mixture. If increasing the ratio, always be sure the amount of water is equal to or higher than the Genesis 950. Genesis 950 will not cause any damage if the ratio is higher, however it will not work as well if the amount of water does not exceed the amount of Genesis 950. Water is what activates the 950.
Spray The Engine
Once the cleaning solution has been properly mixed, spray the engine thoroughly. Be sure the solution saturates all surfaces.
After the engine has been sprayed, allow it to sit for about 1 - 2 minutes. This will allow the grease, oil and other buildup to become water soluble. As the stains become water soluble, they will begin to break down and in turn be easily removed from the surface of the engine.
After the engine has been given time to sit, rinse the engine clean using a hose, or power wash nozzle. When cleaning an engine, it is best to rinse in an area with proper sewer drainage to ensure that the oil, grease and other fluids can be properly disposed. While Genesis 950 is safe for the environment, grease and oil are not and should not be allowed to seep into the ground.
Thoroughly rinse the engine until all of the broken down debris has been flushed from the engine. In this example, all the buildup was removed without any scrubbing. It all simply rinsed off after it had been broken down.
Genesis 950 can also be used for car detailing. For cleaning floor mats, carpet, seats and dashboard, use a mixture of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water. It can be used in a spray bottle, bucket, or cleaning machine with an attachment. Clean the dirty areas with the mixture and allow to sit for 5 - 25 minutes depending on the severity of the dirtiness. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.