Originally Posted by carjoe
I disagree on that part, after you wash it, start it. a couple of reasons:
1-make sure it starts
2-The heat of the motor will dry off the excess moisture and keep the water from seeping in to places it shouldn't but really, short of submerging the engine bay, this is a silly discussion. And if the discussion were about submerging the motor, this would be a very, very different forum.
I didn't mean drying over night. Just the excess water over/around the engine. I started mine about 5 mins after washing.
PS: when are ya gonna do the bodywork? Decide on a shop yet?