How To Degrease Engines
Keeping a clean engine helps promote longer life for your car. Oil and grease build up can clog areas under the hood and if not properly maintained, make it more challenging to do simple tasks. In addition to eliminating buildup in the engine, a thorough engine cleaning can also deter metal based portions of the engine from rusting.
Genesis 950 is a perfect cleaner when it comes to degreasing engines. The steps are simple and the process is easy because of the way Genesis 950 works. It is a surfactant based cleaner that works with water. When mixed with water, Genesis 950 will break apart the bonds of grease, oil, tar and other staining agents. When these stains are broken down, they can then be rinsed and lifted from the surface they have adhered to. This is idea when cleaning an engine. It makes the process easy, and hands free as the Genesis 950 does the work so you don't have to.
In our example, this is a 1999 Chevy Suburban engine. The engine had not been cleaned in the past. You can see heavy buildup on the casing and hoses.
When degreasing an engine, mix Genesis 950 and water in a spray bottle. The general recommended ratio is 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts water. You can however mix as high as a 50/50 ratio. However you do not want to go any higher than that as the water activates the Genesis 950.
Spray the mixture on the engine. Be sure to target the most heavily dirtied areas. Allow the mixture of Genesis 950 and water to sit for about 5 minutes. As it sits, it will begin breaking down the grease, oil and other debris.
After the mixture has sat for a short period of time, rinse the engine using a hose or powerwash type nozzle. In this example, a rinse wand at a self service car wash was used.
After rinsing, your engine will be clean. If there are areas where there is still buildup, reapply the mixture of Genesis 950 and water. Allow the mixture to sit for a longer time period. If needed, the ratio of Genesis 950 in the mixture can be increased. Detailing can always be done on specific areas using a rag to help break down excess.
Here is the engine before and after:
Genesis 950 is an extremely versatile cleaner. Not only does it clean engines, but it can also be used on the body, tires, hubcaps, grill and interior. It is a green cleaner, so it will not harm your vehicle's body, paint or upholstery. It is also free of harsh toxins and will not harm the environment.
As an interior cleaner, Genesis 950 works great to remove stains from carpeting and seats. Here is an example of some car interiors cleaned with Genesis 950:
Genesis 950 is perfect for professional detailers, as well as the at home mechanic and car enthusiasts. The uses are limitless and perfect for regular cleaning maintenance, or restoration projects. Genesis 950 is available in a range of sizes from pints and quarts to gallon sizes. For more information, visit www.genesis950.com.