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Old 11-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Washing my engine

Can I wash the engine on my 01' GT after it has reached temperature?
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Can I wash the engine on my 01' GT after it has reached temperature?
Yeah... Wouldn't recommend it though...
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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Can I wash the engine on my 01' GT after it has reached temperature?

Wash it while it's on
That's what I'd use to do

Just hand wash it with a wet cloth and degreaser
Then polish it up

Better safe than sorry
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I've always heard that washing a hot engine with cold water is a big no no
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Yeah I've heard both so ill just hand wash it.
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I covered my alternator and fuse box with plastic shopping bags and then sprayed everything with Simple Green. Hosed it off with the garden hose and then repeated. (My engine was very dirty) . Ive read about people having problems so i took off the coils to see how much water had entered the spark plug holes and there was practically none. My coils were the originals. Also, I avoided spraying around the air box. Other than that, no special precautions. It started up and ran fine.
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Look at it this way. In school we filled a can of water with boiling water and put it in a tub of ice water. It smashed the can immediately. Now take a hot *** block and spray cold water on it. Crack. So let it cool and what I done is and the car wash I covered the alternator, air filter, fuse boxes, and battery. And sprayed it down with soapy water DON'T USE PRESSURE I just let it spray without holding the handle. Then sprayed with water. With out pressure. Then my car wash has a blower I used it and then wiped it down with a rag then let the car run and let it do the rest.
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My mistake was letting water get down in the spark plug wells. They are deep on the 2v. I had some misfire and ended up replacing the wires. Took forever to dry them out.
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