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Care and Upkeep Let's face it, it has to be done. Have questions of what to do or how to do it, this is the place to talk about it.

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You all know the old saying: "out of sight, out of mind" - the bottom and sides of my transmission looks like it has been sitting in a grease trap for years. Twenty plus years of travel, a hydraulic leak three years ago and road grime needs to go. I read the posts on cleaning the "nasties" from the engine, but how about the tranny? Use gunk?, Low pressure water i.e garden hose? Power washer?

I don't want to go fooling around with chemicals and water pressure (high or low) without checking with y'all on this subject.

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Dish detergent, a toothbrush, and a spray bottle shouldn't create a problem.
Hang in there - better solutions are on their way.
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Gunk Foamy Engine Brite on a warm tranny housing. Let it soak for 20 mins or so and then blast away with pressure washer on low setting. If you don't have a low setting, use the 60 degree nozzle. It should not damage anything. If you have electrical connectors, you might want to wrap them with some foil or a rag in a knot around the connector to prevent solvents and water from getting into the connector.
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Can also use Simple Green Automotive. The rest like Shane said.
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Can also use Simple Green Automotive. The rest like Shane said.
As long as you keep it away from paint I haven't found anything that cleans as well as simple green
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Got under my 'bird a few days ago and after warming up the engine and transmission and armed with heavy duty gunk, I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed. I let the stuff sit for about 30 minutes then washed it off with a garden hose with a moderately high setting on the nozzle, Some of the grease/grime/dirt was caked and that required another "treatment" then a scrubbing with a stiff brush.

I was unable to reach all the places but got the most off it off the bottom of the engine and the bottom and sides of the transmission.

I swear my engine and transmission runs a little cooler.
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Tommy,

I'm moving your thread over to Wanderlodge Owners Group > RV Lifestyle > Care and Upkeep > Detailing the Engine and Transmission on your 'Bird (combined threads)
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Tommy,

I try to keep both the top and bottom areas of both the engine and transmission that I can gain access to clean as possible including touching up the paint on the engine, the bright CAT Yellow paint sure makes spotting oil leaks a lot easier, I make it a yearly project. I have seen other WOG members that do a much better job than I do on mine.






I found this paint at Tractor Supply it is very economical for the touch ups, you can also find Krylon and ACE Hardware paints that will match the CAT Yellow paint.

Majic® Tractor, Truck & Implement Spray Enamel, 11 oz., Caterpillar Yellow
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...w?cm_vc=-10005




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What's that big fuzzy thing on the front of your engine? Looks good. Boy when you get into painting stuff you go whole big. Starting to remind me of Shane.
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What's that big fuzzy thing on the front of your engine? Looks good. Boy when you get into painting stuff you go whole big. Starting to remind me of Shane.
You've been using too much Nitrous oxide at work lately, it's just an optical illusion
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