How do you clean a Mazdaspeed 3 engine bay?

I think I need to clean the engine bay in my Mazdaspeed 3. I’ve never done it before and it’s pretty dirty. I’m starting to worry that all that dust and grime is going to mess with my engine. How should I go about cleaning the engine bay?

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Answer provided by
Patrick Price
Answered on Apr 21, 2022
Great question! It’s definitely a good idea to keep your engine bay clean and clear of dust and debris.
To clean your Mazdaspeed 3 engine bay, you start with an air compressor or leaf blower to clear away all the loose stuff. Then you can use engine degreaser and a microfiber cloth the get in and do a detailed clean. Some Mazda owners even use a pressure washer to clean their engine bay. However, while unlikely, there is a slight chance that pressure washing could cause damage to your engine.
You can also take your Mazda to a self-service car wash. They should have an air house that you can use there.
If you decide to use a pressure washer/water to aid in your cleaning, a lot of car owners recommend covering/taping over delicate parts and openings.
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