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      05-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #10
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Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SC

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Originally Posted by STi_traitor View Post
I have washed mine with a power washer numerous times. The condensation (smoke) is fine. My belt was really squeaky one time because it was wet, it went away after a few minutes. That is just the water evaporating into the air due to the engine heat. The engine is constantly in the enviroments, using a pressure washer on it is fine.

Here are some tips for you:

*Engine cool

*Cover the fuse box (if you feel its necessary) I don't

*Cover the intake (I just avoid it) A little water can get in there because there is a drain at the bottom before the intake portion.

*Spray the crap out of her! I spray everywhere!!!! You can spray a cleaner on prior to it for assistants.

*Let the car sit for 10 minutes or so after spraying to dry some of the water with the remaining engine heat.

*Let the engine run (idle) for 10 minutes or so to dry off the reamining water.

*I drive her very calm for a few hours to just make sure everything is gone.

This should get you cleaned up.
Good tips. I will wash mine as part of my first very thorough car wash\clay\wax of the M this Friday. Can't wait!