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Washing SRT

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am looking to buy a 2014 or 2015 SRT. I was wondering if while washing the Jeep if any harm is done to the motor or other parts if water goes into the two hood vents. Do you guys do something special to prevent excess water from going into the vents.

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Old 09-22-2015, 08:04 PM
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No trouble. I wash mine weekly and no problems.
I do turn the engine off if I'm in a touch less car wash...just for peace of mind
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The hood had channels to route the water away from the engine. No harm at all
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Re: Washing SRT

Nothing special.

Stay away from detailing forums. They're going to have you believing that a 60 step wash is a must.
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Like everyone said, no need to worry. I actually detail my engine bay every few months and haven't had a problem yet with this or any of my other vehicles.

Here's a video from a detailer I follow on youtube. He can be long winded but I like his message.

Either way, water in the hood vents isn't an issue.

https://youtu.be/JdjoKMA5PaE
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Lol if that was the case then you wouldn't be able to drive in rain either


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Re: Washing SRT

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Like everyone said, no need to worry. I actually detail my engine bay every few months and haven't had a problem yet with this or any of my other vehicles.

Here's a video from a detailer I follow on youtube. He can be long winded but I like his message.

Either way, water in the hood vents isn't an issue.

https://youtu.be/JdjoKMA5PaE


WTF? Degreaser on the air filter?
Hell no!
When washing your engine bay, if you have an open filter, you should cover it with a plastic bag.

Those filters do need to be cleaned but it has to be removed from the car and the cleaning procedure is quite specific.



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