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May 21, 11:12am - #182623 
can you hose down ur engine?

ok, i saw people hose down their engine (washed)..is that safe?? i mean ofcourse the battery had to be remove first..but can we just take a hose and spray the entire engine with water??..if it's safe then i'm gonna do it to my gf's car, it's a 92 corolla but the engine is dirty as hell... so let me hear it..

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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May 21, 11:15am - #182624 
Try it! rofl


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May 21, 11:20am - #182625 
yeah it's pretty safe thumbsup

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May 21, 11:20am - #182626 
try a watter bottle / degreaser and wipe it down better then hosing it down , yah get to get it all out other then hosing it.. but if you lazy hose it i did it many times.

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May 21, 11:26am - #182627 
awesome..i'll do that..the thing is my bro have this power spray thing with like 180psi or something like that, since the engine had builded up with grease and junk so bad i decided just to spray decreaser all over it and just it the fuck down..too thick for a small spray bottle..

thanks for all the input.. thumbsup


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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May 21, 11:48am - #182628 
The bad thing about HOSING DOWN your engine is that you may be left with water spots all over the place if you do not followup with a wipe-down

more details at...

Featured Articles >> Cleaning your engine
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57306_0_collapsed_5__1.html

Basically, the only thing that you should be concerned about getting water into under your Hood is your Intake/air-filter.

Although the following items are already waterproof, you should check the tightness of the oil filler cap, the power steering filler cap, windshield washer fluid cap, oil dip stick, battery filler caps and all other engine compartment opening caps.

everything else should be fine... there really isn't much under your Hood that isn't already water proof.


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May 21, 11:50am - #182629 
Thanks Isaac..it's good to know all this b4 attempting anything that deal with water and engine...

merci beaucoup!!


Originally Posted by pesho01
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May 21, 12:48pm - #182630 
you can use the hose and don't have to remove anything..just make sure you dry it or it's not going to look any different, if not worse.


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May 21, 2:32pm - #182631 
just get some simple green and a rag... that's all i use.. if it's really bad.. get more rags. grin

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May 21, 2:56pm - #182632 
^^^hehehe..if i'm doing it on my celi then i'm gonna use a rags but i'm not, it's my gf's car and the build up are terrible..dirt everywhere and grease, that's y i said i want to use the hose..i'm gonna do that maybe sunday.. thumbsup


Originally Posted by pesho01
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May 21, 3:50pm - #182633 
I hosed mine down twice - once after a degreaser and a second time after an engine detailer...

also, I read that you should cover the alternator...

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May 21, 4:00pm - #182634 
ok..any more info would b greatly appreciated...what engine detailer did you use Sultan??


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May 21, 4:12pm - #182635 
^^^
CD-2 engine detail kit... it worked awesome. check out my engine bay and you'll see what I mean

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May 21, 4:18pm - #182636 
i think i saw it a few days ago..it hella clean bro..how much for that kit.???


Originally Posted by pesho01
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May 21, 5:29pm - #182637 
it was cheap - maybe like $15 shipped

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May 21, 6:19pm - #182638 
Originally Posted by Justice
just get some simple green and a rag... that's all i use.. if it's really bad.. get more rags. grin


this is what i do..about every other wash thumbsup

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May 21, 6:41pm - #182639 
DO NOT PUT DEGREASE ON HOSES THEY WILL leak... almost forgot that.

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May 21, 9:35pm - #182640 
ok..i'll keep that in mind..i only plan on putting decreaser on the cylinder cover and around it..but good to know.

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May 21, 11:02pm - #182641 
Make sure that when you do it, the engine is NOT hot. Adding cold water to a hot engine will cause a sudden temperature change which could cause cracking, not only on metal, but on other parts in the engine bay.


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May 22, 9:24am - #182642 
^^^yea good point. that didn't even cross my mind..thanks Slidr


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