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    Quote Originally Posted by larjunil18 View Post
    Anyone tries to cover the electrical parts before cleaning? What are these that we need to cover? Or can we just directly spray the whole engine bay with water without any cover on some parts?
    -battery
    -intake
    -fuse box
    -etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marklovski View Post
    -battery
    -intake
    -fuse box
    -etc.
    Where and what is the intake? Would a plastic grocery bag suffice to cover the alternator?

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    A simple garden hose is fine for spraying it off. Do not use oven cleaner, because it is caustic and corrodes aluminum real quick.

    Do cover the altenator, because water can kill the diodes if it enters through the micro cracks in their cases as happens over time.

    The dirt the engine gathers is usually water soluble and therefore no detergent needed, because nothing on this engine leaks oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salanguit View Post
    Hi can anyone here direct me to DIY engine wash forums? With pictures if possible? I am planning to DIY wash my engine, I am anxious to do so as I've read many forums about it, and it scares me to try it LOL.
    Like Marklovski said.

    I'd disconnect the battery. Just to be extra safe. Don't do anything stupid like use a pressure washer. All will be good.

    Also. Greetings from Malaysia.

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    Ummm...has anyone actually had an oil leak on one of these cars? If you are just spraying off dust and/or dirt, water will do just fine.

    No grease = no need for degreaser.

    I would cover up the end of the air intake tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Ummm...has anyone actually had an oil leak on one of these cars? If you are just spraying off dust and/or dirt, water will do just fine.

    No grease = no need for degreaser.

    I would cover up the end of the air intake tube.


    Was just thinking of this on the drive to work; I can't remember a post that talked about a leaking gasket on these cars...

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    Bleach? Oven cleaner? Sweet ****...

    Any rubber safe degreaser. Wet, apply, wait, rinse. Reapply, wipe, rinse.

    Dirt and dust wont rinse off, you do need a solvent to get your plastics black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Ummm...has anyone actually had an oil leak on one of these cars?
    No leaks but you wouldn't believe the amount of oil that I see that gets flung around from people checking the oil daily. If you're sloppy and careless that is which is becoming more common.


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