Engine and Under Cab.

To gain access to Man's engine as well as the front of the cabin and the rear of the cab it is necessary to tilt the cab forward (after disconnecting the "rubber tube" that forms the crawl-thru between the the cab and the cabin).

The connecting rubber tube and the front of the cabin were cleaned with a soft brush and hot soapy water. The engine air intake snorkel was also cleaned.

After an initial clean with a pressure washer the base of the cab under each seat was cleaned with a brush and soapy water.

The engine was sprayed with a de-greasing agent and then pressure washed with hot water (I know the instructions say you should use cold water, but my pressure washer seems to work fine on the hot tap!). In between bouts of pressure washing a stiff brush and soapy water was also used. Particular attention was paid to the area inside the chassis members.

The radiator was gently pressure washed from the rear. To do this effectively the fan assembly was removed (and both "V" belts changed at the same time). The radiator was also washed from the front.

The most difficult area to clean was the sound insulation material attached to the centre of the floor of the cab. The only effective way to clean this was with a brush and hot water alternated with gentle pressure washing.

This sequence was repeated five or six times until the run-off water was clear. This took several hours. When dry(ish) the area was sprayed with Cypermethrin insect spray.

The wheel arches, and the area between the plastic arches and the metal cab floor were again cleaned with a pressure washer until clear water ran out..

Total time about 6 hours.

Stephen Stewart.

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