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Old 02-15-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Default Engine bay cleaning

I need to clean my engine bay, bad. Never done it before. Besides covering my intake filter, are there other areas I should avoid getting wet?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Avoid areas with electrical connections.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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what i recommend is get a slight degreaser and some brushes or all purpose cleaner.. spray it down and scrub it. mist off with a hose if you have that option. stay away from coilpack/injectors MAF and alt.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ur-engine-bay/

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:34 PM   #5
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Great link. Thanks.
Hopefully this gets the sand box out of my engine bay.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:07 AM   #6
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So the battery can be washed while plugged in? Won't short or anything?
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:59 AM   #7
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I never cover anything and just spray lightly around the alternator and I only use high pressure around non electrical items. follow up with some CD2 engine detailer and it looks like new.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #8
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[quote author=Carowen link=topic=203662.msg4187115#msg4187115 date=1329321246]
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ur-engine-bay/
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Nice link. I'm gonna do this in summer.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #9
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[quote author=Rio671 link=topic=203662.msg4194754#msg4194754 date=1330841221]
So the battery can be washed while plugged in? Won't short or anything?
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eh i wouldnt haha. not unless you want a ruined car! i would only take a damp rag if its dirty and go that route.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
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you can spray the battery down but its best to be disconnected
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