Oil Eater® Questions & Answers

Things to Remember when Using Oil Eater® Cleaners & Degreasers

  • Always use on a cool surface
  • Always spot test in an inconspicuous area on any surface before use
  • The less porous the surface is (i.e. no wax floors vs. uncoated concrete) the more diluted Oil Eater should be
  • If the surface feels a little slippery after rinsing, add more water to your solution


To Clean Your Engine You Will Need

  • One Oil Eater® Cleaner Degreaser 32 oz Trigger Spray Bottle
  • A synthetic bristle brush
  • A water hose
  • Several water-tight plastic bags
  • Twist ties or light gauge wire


Use Oil Eater® Cleaner Degreaser to Clean a Car Engine

With the vehicle on a level surface, cover the surrounding area to protect from overspray. Cover the floor under the vehicle with Oil Eater® Absorbent Pads or a suitable absorbent material to collect soiled engine drippings. On a COOL engine (never a hot engine) cover all electronic parts including the distributor cover, fuse boxes, alternator, and all other electrical devices with water-tight plastic bags. Secure these bags in position using twist ties or other suitable means. Cover all air intakes and filters using plastic bags and twist ties. Dilute Oil Eater®  Cleaner Degreaser 1 part water : 1 part cleaner. Spray the cleaning solution onto the engine being sure to saturate all surfaces. Using the tip of the brush agitate the cleaner into the more heavily soiled areas. Allow the degreaser to soak on the engine, however, DO NOT ALLOW THE CLEANER TO DRY. Rinse the engine with a strong stream of water. Finally, remove all plastic coverings and start the engine. If the surrounding floor is soiled, clean the area using Oil Eater® Cleaner Degreaser following the on label instructions. CAUTION: Using Oil Eater® Cleaner Degreaser on hot or warm aluminum may cause discoloration. NEVER clean a hot engine!