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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

roughage!!!! mine is white from all the salt
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Don't worry about the alternator and coil but also dont stay on those parts with the hose or p/w for a long time.
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

we'll take video when you wash my engine bay we can update the thread
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Nice write up Joe.
You might also want to add that if they have a way to air dry it, it's preferred to do so, the less water that stays sitting on the engine bay the better. At the shop I have an air blower and compressed air, either one of those works fine.
For best results using bare bones, after everything is completely dry on the engine bay and then spray it.
After the bare bones have sit there for a few hours or so (I normally wait till the next day) I like using a small sponge to finish touching up the spots that still looks wet, after everything dries it should leave a nice factory finish non oily looking.

Irf, I try not to wet the hood liner that much (definitely not with high pressure or power washer as it may flake it a little), the surrounding painted metal I also use a little bid of degreaser and with a brush or sponge clean it up and then rinse off.

And yes, it's good practice to cover the alternator also, sometimes I cover it on mine and other times I haven't .
Covering the PCM is a must!
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

do you think the pressure washer at the car wash is too strong, what setting would you suggest if I use the pressure washer at a car wash; wash, spot free rinse, rinse? I think the only one of those thats hot is wash.

also here is a picture of the same engine I have, can someone circle what I need to wrap with plastic to not cause water damage?
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

wrap your ballasts and pcm and distributor if you have one

at the carwash use the soap setting initially. the key is use the pressure washer in bursts. use it in one area for a few seconds then move to another area don't constantly hold it on b/c the short bursts don't build up enough pressure to hurt anything.. then do the exact same thing with the rinse setting. after degreasing the engine, the power washing part should only take 3-4 minutes.
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

"This should be your end result:"
AWESOME!!! You mean if I wash my engine bay, I'll have a Hemi instead of the 4.7? .
Nice writeup, joe.
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

Thanks for the write up man, can't wait till it gets a little warmer to use it.
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

My engine bay hasn't looked that good since I drove off the dealer lot....lol. Finding out that JK's throw a lot of crap around the motor.

Good write up!!!!
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Re: How To: Wash Your Engine Bay

jeo weather has broken when u coming by for the engine detail?
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