Originally Posted by SLDGT500
Been washing my engines for 27 years. Never had a problem. What do you think happens to all that water when it rains? I usually sponge off the dirty parts with soapy car wash suds and then with the nozzle removed from the hose I rinse. I never blast water on the engine and I move over the parts quickly, like I said I have never had a problem. I do it maybe 4-5 times a year and not every time I wash my car.
+1 i did this to my 97 caddy DeVille, 08 Mazda 3, 03 GT, and am currently using engine degreaser on the 2012 3.7! Also have done this to my dads 04 v6, 03 Lincoln town car, brother's s-10, mom's 06 GT, buddy's 2010 Camaro, other buddy's Nissan Titan, Nissan rogue, and2011 Challenger. Never EVER had a problem. Only thing is if you use degreaser ($5 a can @ Auto zone) make sure you rinse well and then use a micro fiber towel to dry well or you end up with spots all over the plastic pieces!
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This is what the dealerships do to make used car's engine bays look brand new