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Old 11-28-2009, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Steam Cleaning / Degreasing Near Sacramento

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This may seem like a silly question, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good place in or near Sacramento, CA which does automotive engine bay / undercarriage steam cleaning / degreasing?

I have an '85 Yota that I'm in the process of the rebuilding the engine and entire driveline. It had a *cough* minor *cough* engine leak when in the care of the previous owner, and now the undercarriage has a good 1/4" to 1/2" of sludge built up on it. While I've got the engine and transmission out, I wanted to get it cleaned before I start putting things back together.

Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i take my stuff like that to the coin operated car washes and do it my self with the pressure washer.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://maps.google.com/maps?source=i...ed=0CB4QtQMwAA


First search result. There are a shit load of places to take it.
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I do mineral spirits in a garden sprayer. Then Simple Green to finish up. No problems with water being driven into the alternator, other nasty spots.
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Drive it to get it warmed up, then liberally spray down with oven cleaner before takin it to the car wash.

Oh yeah Commiefornia would never let that happen!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Drive it to get it warmed up, then liberally spray down with oven cleaner before takin it to the car wash.

Oh yeah Commiefornia would never let that happen!
Other problem... no engine or transmission to drive it with
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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First search result. There are a shit load of places to take it.
I'll take a look at those. So far, all I'm turning up are places that sell pressure washing equipment, or that do sidewalk pressure washing, but maybe there's a gem in there.

Also, on the "spray it in your driveway and do it yourself" method, here in good 'ole California... that'll get you a $5k fine (at a minimum). And I live on a street that gets a fair amount of sheriff traffic, so definitely not willing to risk it.
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Pm me your number. My neighbor has a mobile steam cleaning machine. Located in Vacaville but might be able to come to you.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What about this place:

ALL AMERICAN WATERBLASTERS/STEAM CLEANING/PRESSURE WASHING
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 223-5382
waterblasters07@yahoo.com
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"Once again new" Detail shop, on Aldona Lane, near Auburn Blvd.,
and Orange Grove Avenue. 916-339-1000. (not 100 % sure, will check on 11/30 at work) Tell them Happyjohn from O.K. tire sent you.
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"Once again new" Detail shop, on Aldona Lane, near Auburn Blvd.,
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Thanks for that. The phone number I found for them in the yellow pages was: (916) 483-0833. I will give them a call tomorrow.

I also did some other research and started looking at Semi-Truck car washes. Looks like a lot of these have full pressure washing / degreasing services. I found one that appears to also degrease cars, so I will be checking with them as well.

Thanks for the recommendations... I will keep you guys posted on what I find (in case anyone else gets into my position).
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My choice would be the nearest truck was...Blue Beackon or the like. They always have good equipment and good degreasing products. Another bonus with the truck washes is if you tip the guys doing the wash they wont quit till you are totally content with it. My Pete always comes home clean from the wash, top-side and bottom-side both!
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My choice would be the nearest truck was...Blue Beackon or the like. They always have good equipment and good degreasing products. Another bonus with the truck washes is if you tip the guys doing the wash they wont quit till you are totally content with it. My Pete always comes home clean from the wash, top-side and bottom-side both!
10-4 on the truck wash, works on my toter aswell

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