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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Intrepid engine washing

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How you guys do you wash your intrepid's engine? I heard it was not appropriate to wash it with water because of the electronics components. Is that true? Please tell me how you do
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It can be washed, just watch what you spray. Dont directly spray any wiring, electrical connectors, throttle body, or PCM, and you will be fine.
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Wait a minute why would you want to wash your engine lol. Just keep the hood closed
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ive always wanted to clean it up but it sounds like a stupid thing to do.. or at least will become a stupid thing to do once a mistake is made..
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ive always wanted to clean it up but it sounds like a stupid thing to do.. or at least will become a stupid thing to do once a mistake is made..
Gotta have a nice clean engine! I powerwash mine about once a month.
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"Dont directly spray any wiring, electrical connectors, throttle body, or PCM"
is that enough to ensure nothing is going to be damaged

what if water got down a dipstick somehow

i guess our cars all get wet at some time, rain,snow,car wash but its not like it soaks/drenches under the hood in any of these circumstances i always thought of an engine shampoo at shops a sketchy thing to pay for/have done.. unless you drive a viper or corvette, even a camero/mustang then maybe it would be worth it..

im just to scared to risk it haha thats just me
if someone could make me more confident, i am all ears
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You can get things wet, just dont hold the powerwasher right up to the coil packs or any of the electrical plugs. Dipstick is sealed, so again if you dont spray it directly, its fine.
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Purple Power in a spray bottle and a 2500 psi gas pressure washer.
Works for me, use at your own risk.

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Haven't you guys ever been to the car wash they have a setting on the gun for cleaning your engine. My dad has always cleaned the engines in all of the cars my family had and it never hurt them. It looks really good too he cleaned the engine in my moms Volvo after he put it in and that thing looked brand new you would have never known that it came from a junk yard. You can jack the car up too and clean the underside if it is dirty.
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Gotta have a nice clean engine! I powerwash mine about once a month.
Glad you said it. I do that and then get out the Q-Tips.
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Purple Power in a spray bottle and a 2500 psi gas pressure washer.
Works for me, use at your own risk.
Wow, this is definitly a clean engine! I think I will try this method.
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Glad you said it. I do that and then get out the Q-Tips.
I've never done mine...maybe we should meet up at Dan's place and you guys can show me how it's done. I've done thousands of the old carburated engines, but have little faith in the electrical connections used these days.
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If your worried about hitting parts, just paper bags and wire or tin foil and just wrap them up....

When I did my engine last I used a pressure washer. worked wonders. That time all I did was use rags and wire to keep some parts dry.

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I've never done mine...maybe we should meet up at Dan's place and you guys can show me how it's done. I've done thousands of the old carburated engines, but have little faith in the electrical connections used these days.
When are you coming for "you know what" and we can wash your engine at my place??

Or are we waiting until Carlisle to make the swap??
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