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Old 01-06-2002   #1
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Pressure washing engine bay?

Can I do this with all the elec. components like the direct ignition and sstuff?
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im pretty sure you cant do it unless you cover up some of the stuff and only do it a certain way
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i wouldn't use a presser washer, i use alperpose and a hose on all of it then a little tire foam, the only thing poeple have to watch out for is the disterbutor and are cars don't have one
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I usually just use a hose and some simple green. I dont cover anything up but when I hose the engine off, I make sure the car is running. If you want to know some other ideas, do a search of ebgine cleaning. There has been many posts about this in the past.
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Pressure washing is alright for the engine... its probabaly better to just use a regular hose a sponge and your own two hands... but always make sure your engine is nice and cool or you will crack the block and then its lights out for your car
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OIC. Well, should I keep the engine running or what?
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U DON'T HAVE TO.....WELL I DON'T
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Oh sh*t maybe it wasnt a good idea to let the pressure washer loose on my engine at the coin-carwash yesterday..!
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I have had many cars and at some point used my pressure washer on all of them. It won't hurt a thing and you don't have to use those harsh engine cleaners that will put spots in your paint. You really only have to worry about the distributor like someone said above. I got water in the distributor of one of my cars several times! Its just sluggush until it gets dried out.


The best thing to do is pop the hood every other time you wash the car and just wash it like you wash the rest of the car. You only need to pressure wash when the engine has been neglected and dirt, grime, and grease have accumulated.
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