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Old 18 July 2010, 12:02   #1
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Cleaning under the hood???

I've had a full day of cleaning and sorting maverick today and removed the hood on the DF300 Suzuki to have a peek - there are drops of water everywhere and a residue of some sort (rib last used Wed).

I profess to not be a mechanic or techy by any decription and have read through some earlier threads on this .. I have never cleaned or hosed the engine naked, but always dome a 10 min flush after being out..

Does anyone know what this residue could be? I'm keen to clean up the engine fully and noted the quicksilver anti corrosion spray which I will get ... , should I hose down engine naked and then fully dry off after each outing??

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Old 18 July 2010, 12:37   #2
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Looks like dry salt to me? Is so not unusual and can be sponged off.
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Wash the whole engine off carefully with warm, slightly soapy water then rinse with warm water (IE don't drench it at any point).

Allow it to dry completely before liberally coating absolutely everything under the hood with a couple of coats of the corrosion guard.
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Wash the whole engine off carefully with warm, slightly soapy water then rinse with warm water (IE don't drench it at any point).

Allow it to dry completely before liberally coating absolutely everything under the hood with a couple of coats of the corrosion guard.
I had the tell-tale hose blow off on the BF50 and flood the whole pan with briney. I rinsed the life out of it with fresh water, ran it up for 20 mins, left it in the garage for 3 days wth the hood off to dry and sprayed the whole issue in GT85. It's 'as new' in there now.

Corrosion Guard does a pukka job, but looks guk.
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I had the tell-tale hose blow off on the BF50 and flood the whole pan with briney. I rinsed the life out of it with fresh water, ran it up for 20 mins, left it in the garage for 3 days wth the hood off to dry and sprayed the whole issue in GT85. It's 'as new' in there now.

Corrosion Guard does a pukka job, but looks guk.
Stays on though-my engine still looks new under the hood and it's nowhere near new...
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With all our engines, we wash them off with the hose from cold, fresh water will do less damage than salt so we drench everything except the carb mouths to wash it out. Then run them up till warm and spray with "stuff" what you use is a matter of choice any of the water dissplacing stuff will do, we use wurth 1040? cause we buy it by the box from a nice man who comes to see us,. Make sure you get in all the nooks and crannies.
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Thanks Guys

Looking forward to cleaning and lubing the lump - GT85 ordered!!
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