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Tips on Washing Your Engine
Aside from keeping the outside of your vehicle looking like brand new you also want to make sure you periodically clean the engine compartment. There are many reasons for doing this, including helping prevent rust, to check for oil or fluid leaks and to detect belt wear. To soften the grease and grunge that collects in the engine compartment you should start the engine and let it run for a few minutes and then shut it off. If you can just hold your hand on engine without burning, then it is warm enough to clean. The proper temperature for cleaning the engine is warm but not hot.

While the engine is cooling down you will want to cover the openings on the motor where you do not want water to get in. These include the air intake/air filter, the distributor, the coil and the oil dip stick/breather. You can use plastic baggies and rubber bands to cover the openings or a old car cover. You will also want to check the tightness of the oil filter cap, power steering cap, windshield washer fluid cap, battery filler caps and all other caps.

Now that you have the engine warm and everything is sealed, spray the engine and engine compartment with a high quality non petroleum based degreaser. Start at the bottom and work up, that way you won't be getting your face covered with degreaser.

Allow the degreaser to set for about three to five minutes and then use a 100% cotton towel or a soft brush to start removing the heavily soiled areas. Then, re-spray and re-brush any areas that need additional cleaning. Once the entire engine and engine compartment have been cleaned, rinse it thoroughly with water. You don't have to use a high pressure sprayer, a gentle spray will work just as well and you won't have to worry about getting water in any sensitive spots.

Once the engine compartment is clean you can remove the plastic bags and rubber bands. Then dry any puddles and aluminum parts with a soft towel, but use paper towels to thoroughly dry the battery. At this point, start the engine and allow it to warm up. This will dry the rest of the engine and will evaporate any moisture that has collected.

Once everything is dry and completely cooled you should wax the painted areas of the engine compartment, but not the engine. If the undercoated aluminum areas are dull or have white corrosion, use a mild metal polish to help restore the finish. At this time check the battery terminals to make sure they are clean. If they are not clean you can disconnect the cables and clean both the cable terminals and the battery posts with a wire brush.

Next, check all hinges, throttle cables and shocks to see if they need a thin coating of non silicone lubricant. Finally, check all fluid levels and remove any stray baggies and you have completed cleaning your engine.


    High Performance Tailgate Nets
 
Pro Net invented the single piece tailgate net and is the recognized leader in quality, fit and finish! So unique that it was awarded U.S. Patent # 4,763,944, every Pro Net features the patented high-performance, even-tensioning design that requires only four mounting holes to produce a perfectly flat, sag-free installation. For good looks and increased air flow through the truck bed, Pro Net provides a selection of styles and colors to complement any pickup.

 
Pro Net - Original Performance Series

Three sizes, for full-size, mid-size and compact pickups. Constructed of heavy-duty 22 oz. vinyl-coated polyester fabric, with stainless steel mounting hardware. Available in blue, red, black, white or gray.

Full-Size - 18" H x 59 " W
Mid-Size - 17" H x 55 " W
Compact - 15" H x 49 " W

Pro Net - Specialty Performance Series

Custom sized Pro Net fits most full-size stepside and flareside pickups. Constructed of heavy-duty 22 oz. vinyl-coated polyester fabric, with stainless steel mounting hardware. Available in black only.

Sportside / Flareside - 17" H x 45 " W

Pro Net - Pro Flow™ Flap-Vented

Patented vent-cut design allows nets to be silk-screened with eye-catching, wall-to-wall graphics. Vents open and close while driving for gas saving air flow. Constructed of heavy-duty 22 oz. vinyl-coated polyester fabric, with stainless steel mounting hardware. Available in U.S.A. flag or Canadian Maple Leaf.

Full-Size - 18" H x 59 " W
Compact - 15" H x 49 " W

Pro Net - Pro Runner™ Series

Budget priced Pro Runner model features our patented, balanced air-flow design and the patented Pro Net even-tensioning system. Constructed of 18 oz. vinyl-coated polyester fabric, with plated steel mounting hardware. Available in black only.

Full-Size - 18" H x 59 " W
Compact - 15" H x 49 " W
   
NOTE: Pro Nets are NOT intended to hold cargo. They are an appearance accessory, designed to increase air flow through the pickup truck bed.
 
 
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