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Cleaning a very dirty engine.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:46 PM
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:31 PM
mind you, I don't wash my engine often - usually only if I am trying to find an oil leak
Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:40 PM
Plain old Dawn dish soap and/or Simple Green (or dollar store generic) works pretty well when combined with your pressure washer.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:14 PM
I would rather deal with wet connections than an engine fire on the freeway when all that build-up decides to light up.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:18 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:19 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 06:41 PM
If you do get water in the distributor, a quick wipe inside the cap and a spray of some WD-40 will get you going again.
I always cover my disty with aluminum foil before cleaning the motor. If you have a carb, cover the air intake too.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 07:07 PM
I'm guessing thats your car?
I have a 93 Subaru Loyale S/W 4WD Manual.
My bro got his 88 Telstar's engine bay filled with mud. This mud was extremely annoying. You couldn't spray it off. You had to wipe it with a degreaser (like kerosene) and then spray. It still isn't totaly off, but got pretty close. Now, this car has electric everything. He just sprayed the whole thing. After drying the disty cap it ran, not quite smooth, but after a while it was back to normal. I am unsure if subies take to water the same. But if you don't turn it on for a few hours after while leaving it in the sun you should be fine. Just don't use a pressure cleaner, as they can blast water, and what you are trying to get off, into places you shouldn't get it...
Someone also suggested leaving it on the lawn and putting a sprinkler under it for a few hours. :-\ Not good if you leave in Australia with water ristrictions.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:15 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:34 PM
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