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320ie36 10-15-2007 07:34 PM

engine wash
does anyone know what paerts u have to cover towash your engine

jeffrie 10-15-2007 07:45 PM

Nothing, I'v used a high pressure steam washer on my engine many times over everything non sparingly and never have had a problem from doing so.

2002guy 10-16-2007 10:09 PM

cover ur alternator cause water and electricity dont go well together and make sure you dont get water in through the intake

vadim321go 10-17-2007 05:04 PM

if ur asking the question, i highly suggest not doing it yourself. the potential costs associated with getting water into the wrong parts of ur engine bay far exceeds the cost of getting some1 else to do it for you.

marginal cost > marginal benefit

maxevo 01-18-2008 10:57 AM

i need one of those

ShortShifter 04-22-2008 06:45 PM

It depends on what mods you have. On a stock engine all you need to cover or dont spray water directly on is your alternator. Also make sure your spark plugs are in nice and tight. I know someone with a volvo who had a couple of loose ones and water got in his engine...but thats rare...

The best thing to use is a pressure washer because it gives you maximum pressure without dumping gallons of water on your engine. But if you do use a pressure washer watch out for all your will blow them right off!!

Hope that helps.

dbworld4k 04-22-2008 06:49 PM

Where is the alternator located on our cars?

propr'one 04-22-2008 06:53 PM

The cowl directly in the middle of our cars (covers the rad) has a hose running to the alt (alt cooling duct)

ShortShifter 04-22-2008 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1143078)
The cowl directly in the middle of our cars (covers the rad) has a hose running to the alt (alt cooling duct)


ShortShifter 04-22-2008 07:03 PM

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Here is a very detailed diagram....

ShortShifter 04-22-2008 07:07 PM

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Here is a zoomed in picture of the inside of mine...

propr'one 04-22-2008 09:04 PM


Mickey Knox 04-23-2008 11:15 AM

looks like cobra, but it also looks like it doesnt need a engine wash, more a white glove and a dust brush if that.

i love clean engine bays*rockout**rockout*

propr'one 04-23-2008 05:43 PM

^^i'm #1 opponent to pouring water on your engine. There's no reason for it, at BEST it MIGHT not **** anything up. There's better ways of cleaning an engine.

bimmerjoe 04-24-2008 01:45 AM

if its a bmw you dont need to cover a thing... the washbay guys do it every day to every bmw that rolls into the dealership and gets a courtesy wash.. just a lil engine degreaser then powerwash that bitch.. when your done a lil tire shine and a rag makes it look pimp

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