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How do you guys clean muddy door jams?

I guess I could try to hose them and put towels inside the car.

I've cleaned this car for 3 days straight and I still see mud.

Mostly by the front bumper and the runningboards/rock sliders.
open the door, spray it off, close the door. no need for pussy towels, you just need good aim. i use a pressure washer for this, and never get water inside. and if you do get water inside, use a shop vac to clean it up.
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OMFG!
After washing my car everyday for a week now.
Mud still is dripping off my front bumper!!!
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After washing my car everyday for a week now.
Mud still is dripping off my front bumper!!!
that sucks. it should be dripping from the whole Rover.
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Normally I would agree!

But I'm tired of mud and the corrosion that it has caused.
I would like my car clean.

Also I identified the orange pipes as the exhaust system.
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My last trip I got a good bit of muddy water splashed up into the engine bay. There is not a lot of caked on stuff, but more that will probably rince off. Any suggestions on products and method?

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My last trip I got a good bit of muddy water splashed up into the engine bay. There is not a lot of caked on stuff, but more that will probably rince off. Any suggestions on products and method?
I'll sell you my D2- Mud doesn't stick to oil

D2 with stuff added and some removed
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So if mine leaked more I'd be in great shape!

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My last trip I got a good bit of muddy water splashed up into the engine bay. There is not a lot of caked on stuff, but more that will probably rince off. Any suggestions on products and method?
after a nearly disasterous mudding trip my motor looked like this....




do NOT pressure wash your motor, you're asking for trouble. all the mud caked on quick so I bought a extended air blow gun (WITH VACUUM LINE) from northern tool. similar to this but with a vac line attachment



bought some simple green from target and went to work. I first sprayed the whole engine bay with air blowing out loose chunks of mud at this stage I also used a shop vac which sucked up the chunks that got stuck in places like the top of my intake manifold.

I then took a small bottle of water poured a slight bit of simple green in and mixed with with water. Placed the vacuum line of the blow gun into the water and began spraying the engine bay with a fine mist of water/degreaser. I took special precaution around all wiring harnesses and fuses. I then took the vacuum line out of the bottle and proceeded to blow off the now loosened chunks of mud with the air gun.



If nothing else works use a wheel brush with soft bristles to flake off some dried mud. repeat the process as many times as needed then do a final cleaning with a damp rag, meguiars quik detailer, and a dry rag to finish up...and then your engine bay will return to looking like this:

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Heron, love your DII. White is my favorite by far. But then I have a white suburban, pepper white and black Mini S, and a white RRC.....But I'm trying to figure out how to swap out my 07 Suburban for a black 06 LR3 G3 replica.

Great job cleaning up. I think I might could manage that. I remember the days with engine brite, a couple of plastic bags over the dizzy, and a garden hose back in the day. Didn't think that really sounded like a great idea with the Rover.

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oh FYI, that was 30 minutes in the mud hole and over 9 hours cleaning haahaha
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To correct a post, if you oqn a D2, you can power scrub it twice a day and never have a problem, it is the D1's that can't handle the water, primarily because of the ECU location.
I have power washed my engine and under carriage, after nearly every run, for the past 6 plus years with no issues.



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I'll sell you my D2- Mud doesn't stick to oil
LOL!

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The pic with the mud wiped off the logo is AWESOME! Do you mind if I use it on my website? It really says it all.

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You need to get with the Zen of your Land Rover. Stop fighting it. It will corrode. It will be muddy. It will require new parts, lots of new parts. Use it. Enjoy it. Enjoy working on it. Mud + Rovers = Fun. Or so I'm told. I'm not a big fan of mud.

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LOL!

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The pic with the mud wiped off the logo is AWESOME! Do you mind if I use it on my website? It really says it all.

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You need to get with the Zen of your Land Rover. Stop fighting it. It will corrode. It will be muddy. It will require new parts, lots of new parts. Use it. Enjoy it. Enjoy working on it. Mud + Rovers = Fun. Or so I'm told. I'm not a big fan of mud.

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you're welcome to use it but photo credit must be given to "Juan Diazviana and Chris Pellecchia"

its my rover, I'm chris, and my buddy juan took the pictures with his canon

really mike? you're the first person I've heard who has promote pressure washing the engine bay of any vehicle. I have yet to come across a car or truck where it cannot cause some problems...
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you're welcome to use it but photo credit must be given to "Juan Diazviana and Chris Pellecchia"

its my rover, I'm chris, and my buddy juan took the pictures with his canon
If I use it I will credit you and send you the link where I post it. Thank you. I owe you guys a Boddington or two.

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really mike? you're the first person I've heard who has promote pressure washing the engine bay of any vehicle. I have yet to come across a car or truck where it cannot cause some problems...
I pressure wash all my engine bays. On my Range Rover, I leave the engine running and avoid the distributor and intake for obvious reasons.
On my Disco 2 I just went crazy under there.

I never had any trouble other than once on the Rangie when I got the dizzy too wet and wound up letting her dry while I vacuumed and rinsed the rest of the truck.

PS I have a doctor friend that lives in Ft. Myers. Saw him last weekend while he was visiting here. I'll definately hollar at you when we go down to visit next year.


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If I use it I will credit you and send you the link where I post it. Thank you. I owe you guys a Boddington or two.

doctor friend that lives in Ft. Myers. Saw him last weekend while he was visiting here. I'll definately hollar at you when we go down to visit next year.
cool stuff. whats the guys name?
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