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Old 02-15-2019, 12:15 PM
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It's funny I wash under the hood of my vehilce all the time only once had a problem, that was my fault as I had the air filter off the vehicle and forgot.
I use to wash under the hood and all over equipment that had much more delicate connections then a vehicle. Never had a problem
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:50 PM
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My last rant then I'm done.

The topic of the thread started with a battery problem/maintenance question. It morphed into washing your engine(as a maintenance practice????)

That is where I have issues with washing your engine. You do not need to do it. If you are working on it, use compressed air to clean. I do it all a the time.

Some wash and have no problems. Some will. It's not nessessary( unlike Battery/post maintenance if you are having starting problems)

If you want to, do it. It's not nessessary, so I don't. Not sure why any one would, other than being real anal.

Did I say it's not nessessary?
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:54 PM
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i would never wash the engine on any vehicle, regardless if you are only targeting oil, et. driving water into an electrical connection is asking for trouble.

if i were to do this on my early 2000' f150, id be looking at a 1000$ plug removal/dry bill, or 8 hours to do it myself.

no thanks.

and as far as getting corrosion/et off the engine, a wash of the rad from under the hood out the front can be done(watch out for the electric fan)
Good grief Charlie Brown...Probably NEVER fixed a vehicle that spewed power steering fluid, transmission oil, coolant all over the underhood. Allowing the fluids to soak into the belt and hoses...Pfft
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:34 PM
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Well, no


I drive a ford
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:23 PM
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Never between the post and clamp though.
Wrong.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:24 PM
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Well, no


I drive a ford
No point in washing a Ford.
Once the rust flakes off there is nothing left.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:52 PM
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i would never wash the engine on any vehicle, regardless if you are only targeting oil, et. driving water into an electrical connection is asking for trouble.

if i were to do this on my early 2000' f150, id be looking at a 1000$ plug removal/dry bill, or 8 hours to do it myself.

no thanks.

and as far as getting corrosion/et off the engine, a wash of the rad from under the hood out the front can be done(watch out for the electric fan)
Lol the old triton have holes in it? None of mine minded a cleaning/degreasing.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:01 PM
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You had tritons and never any plug issues?

Maybe if are running dodges or chev's if you need to worry about degreasing, I never did,,,,
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