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Old 03-23-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Got my engine cleaned and

now my car ran like ****. the service engine light came on for the very first time. man i'm pissed!!!
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Eeek. Sorry to hear man.
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most times that is caused by the coil on plug doesn't seal out water, and the area where the spark plug is fills with water and the car misfires. pull the coils out and clean them out
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i did a scan on it and it turned out to be a cylinde 8 misfire. i took the number 8 coil off and sure enough it had water on it. i just took it off for it to dry. just to be sure i took off another coil and it was dry.
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try to blow out the coil where it contacts the spark plug. to get it as dry a possible. than spray a little WD-40 in their to stop any rust.
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well i took the boot off the coil and letting it dry right now. i'll wait a few hours before i put it back on.
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good deal
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will work for thanks
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well i put the coil back on and it runs normal again. glad i didn't have to spend about $65 on a new one and i sent ya a thanks. guess if i get my engine washed again i'll find someone else.
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get a can of gunk and do it yourself
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Water in a coil over plug engine bay is the worst thing you can do...Just wipe it down periodically and call it done from now on.
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that's why you just use the mist setting on the hose and not full blast
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yea, this is why i hate using water on an engine, especially the 4.6's seems they get issues like yours
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the thing is i paid someone to clean the engine 2 other times and no problems. if i'm not mistake if you clean the engine with water it has to be running right?
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the thing is i paid someone to clean the engine 2 other times and no problems. if i'm not mistake if you clean the engine with water it has to be running right?
as long as its not hot you can wash it off... but still be careful of the coil covers.

I always wash mine after it sits for a couple hours.
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the thing is i paid someone to clean the engine 2 other times and no problems. if i'm not mistake if you clean the engine with water it has to be running right?
NO!!! don't clean it with the engine running. Like I said eariler. just don't use the hose full blast. If you use an engine degreaser the instructions say to use it on a warm engine. If it has just been driven let it cool for about 1/2 hour before cleaning. I had fixed many misfires caused by cleaning a motor with a hose on full blast. If you just use the hose about half power and try to stay away from the coils and the altinator you will be fine.
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i detailed for a dealership for about a year i did half blast to where it was like a shower engines were warm and cool didn't use alot of water and never had a problem with any of em and there were alot
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