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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Can I Wash the Engine with Hose and Water ?

Probably a dumb question but will i do harm to my car's engine or other parts under the hood (especially electrical) if i open the hood and give the whole thing a good wash with just a hose and water ?
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Hmm, I wouldnt.
When I wash my engine bay, I take a rag and dip it in some water and then wipe everything down.
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With the new electronic sytems on today's cars, I dont know. I know on the older vehicles as long as the engine is running and you do not directly spray any electrical components(ie the ECU, disrtibutor, etc), everything was fine.

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I think you can still do that. Just don't spray electronics directly.

Personally, I'd recommend a steam cleaning, works much better. Less possible harm too.

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i do pretty often actually, no issues. i guess if u dont want to worry about it then use tire foam and just spray the whole thing. let it sit for 10 mins and wipe everything down, and it will be totally clean.

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 11:31 AM
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yes you can clean it with the hose. dont owrry about it, if the engine bay was not supposed to get wet it wouldnt have a giant hole under it. just like others said, do no saturate everything in water. i would soak it with the hose then get at it with a rag. then wash it down again.

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windex the engine bay and take an air house and spray it dry =) thats what i do everythings always okay and windex works wonders haha

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did my friends with an high pressure hose at car wash. Just have an someone in the car with the car started while reving the engine a little bit..
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I did it once - Saw Engine Cleaner on the car wash machine and imediatly turn the knob to it after that I pup my hood and spray the entire engine bay. No problem at all

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