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Old 04-24-2003   #1
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Washing yout brakes

I have had my wheels for over a month and I can see my brakes and I am wondering, when I wash my car is it fine to wash the brakes in the front and the back and expose water into the engine bay or should I try to not blast water into the brake lines and other electrical equipment that I see when I wash my car?lease: lease: lease:
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stay away from electrical equipment as far as the braks i have the AEM rotors and i wash them all the time just be careful when you pull out to slam on the brakes a few times before you really get going. If you must wash your engine bay caover the electircal components with a plastic bag or something so water cant get to it and wash away i find iteasy to take soap and water then gently wipe away anything
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I wouldn't worry about your brakes. They will be a bit slippery the first time you press them though.

The engine, I pop the hood and wash it every other wash with a sponge and the garden hose. The main concern is the distributor cap and the holes the spark plugs are in. WE don't have distibutors and the spark plugs are pretty tight.

I wouldn't worry about the main fuse box in the bay. Just don't go spraying the hay out of it with a pressure washer or something. Just use a garden hose and you'll be fine. It has enough protection to stand of to a garden hose. Everything in the engine bay sees water and condensation we being driven.
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I havent cleaned my engine in a while. When I did it. I made sure to seal the air intake. Making sure no water gets into the engine.
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use damped towel to clean engine compartment
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