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      09-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #23
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I don't trust the wet the entire engine bay method.

1) I spot clean an area with a little car wash soap, lightly rinse the area, dry with my leaf blower. (Method for the strut towers)

2) I hand wipe down the other parts of the bay.
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Going to have to do this to get rid of all the Buttonwillow dust in my engine bay. Do you cover just the EDC connections? There are other electrical connections, what about those?

What about the alternator? I know it's way down there and mostly protected - you would have to intentionally spray at it to get it wet.
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Going to have to do this to get rid of all the Buttonwillow dust in my engine bay. Do you cover just the EDC connections? There are other electrical connections, what about those?

What about the alternator? I know it's way down there and mostly protected - you would have to intentionally spray at it to get it wet.
Did mine again today Red. Cover the EDC connectors briefly, also usually protect the light house covers to avoid moisture. Going easy with water hose, haven't used high pressure. Start up and idling a couple of minutes after just to steam off (and get rid of initial belt squeel). Done it plenty times without any issues.

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do these also apply to cars with supercharger installed?
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Simply Green to degrease the engine. Lightly use a power washer. If you do not have one you can use a hose with a light spray. Dry engine bay spray it down with WD40. The WD40 bakes into all the rubber and plastic comes out great. Have been doing this for years on all the cars i have own. Never had a problem.
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      05-24-2016, 12:35 AM   #29
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Nobody here steams their engine bays? I swear by that now compared to the rinse/scrub method.
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Do not use a pressure washer. I just use a wet rag and wipe everything down, and then I like to use armor all vinyl protectant and spray a light layer, and leave it alone to saturate. Do not wipe the armor all off with a towel.
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