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Old 06-21-2010, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine cleaning

I'm going to go pressure spray my engine off probably this weekend and was wondering how much I need to worry about the electronics. All my past vehicles had mechanical distributers that I would either cover or not spray near, how easy are these electronic ones to waterlog?

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Old 06-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't do it with power washer on an old truck.

things I've done in the past:

start the engine for like a minute, so the block is warm, but not hot.
take out the battery, cover up the plugs and distributor/carb with tarp and rubber band.

spray some engine bay "Gunk", let it soak few minutes, rinse off with a gentle spray from garden hose.

"dry with a blower", make sure hit all the pockets which can keep water.

blow it over again.

good luck.
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Joe...you'll be fine. These new electronics are sealed very well. I make it a habit of leaving my truck running while doing it, but I spray it with a gas powered pressure washer nearly every time I actually clean my truck.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what I figured, just being cautious.
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