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celicafourotwo May 21, 6:12pm - #182623 

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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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celicatalbot May 21, 6:15pm - #182624 
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Try it! rofl

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RicePowered May 21, 6:20pm - #182625 
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yeah it's pretty safe thumbsup
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ravadude338 May 21, 6:20pm - #182626 
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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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celicafourotwo May 21, 6:26pm - #182627 

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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

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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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isaac May 21, 6:48pm - #182628 
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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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celicafourotwo May 21, 6:50pm - #182629 

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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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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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VSGTS14 May 21, 7:48pm - #182630 

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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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Justice May 21, 9:32pm - #182631 

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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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celicafourotwo May 21, 9:56pm - #182632 

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^^^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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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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Sultan May 21, 10:50pm - #182633 

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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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celicafourotwo May 21, 11:00pm - #182634 

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ok..any more info would b greatly appreciated...what engine detailer did you use Sultan??

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Sultan May 21, 11:12pm - #182635 

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^^^
CD-2 engine detail kit... it worked awesome. check out my engine bay and you'll see what I mean
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celicafourotwo May 21, 11:18pm - #182636 

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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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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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Sultan May 22, 12:29am - #182637 

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it was cheap - maybe like $15 shipped
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Speed4TheNeed May 22, 1:19am - #182638 

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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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ravadude338 May 22, 1:41am - #182639 
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DO NOT PUT DEGREASE ON HOSES THEY WILL leak... almost forgot that.
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celicafourotwo May 22, 4:35am - #182640 

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ok..i'll keep that in mind..i only plan on putting decreaser on the cylinder cover and around it..but good to know.

thanks

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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slidr May 22, 6:02am - #182641 

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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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celicafourotwo May 22, 4:24pm - #182642 

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^^^yea good point. that didn't even cross my mind..thanks Slidr

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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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