Do you prefer garden hose or pressure washer/power washer?
Garden hose, brush, dawn.
Covering a greasy surface wet with 409, then working dawn into it will work very well as a degreaser; but don't get it in your eyes (safety glasses), and wear gloves. 409 dissolves skin after awhile.
A disposable plastic knife works well to remove large patches of oily stuff caked to the crossmember. I scraped it into a small bucket.
I get as much as I can off this way before I start using liquids.
After you get as much as you can scraping, do the 409 thing, then a 80% dawn/water mix worked in with a stiff brush. (mostly dawn, but a little water helps; if it doesn't 'work in', add a bit more water.)
Wash it off with garden hose; I use my thumb to get a bit of pressure, but power washing works moisture past seals into stuff. Don't do that.
My job was easier, because I could stand where the engine was, lol.
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