Cleaning engine

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  1. Bryan

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    Going to be taking my new 92 SHO I recently bought to the car wash to clean the engine and bay off, but before I go what should I be care of? Should I leave the engine running? some tips on what I should watch out for would help
     
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    Cover all electrical components of course, but be particularly careful about the spark plug wires/boots. They are not watertight, and will cause starting issues once wet. Might want to keep qtips and/or pipettes with you that can reach into the bottom of the plug wells and soak/remove the water. I would probably use masking tape or a shop towel to protect them, tough though for the rear bank.

    You want the engine bay warm, but not hot. Should be able to touch the engine without a boo-boo. Use low-med pressure only, think of it as coming out of a garden hose or a "SHOWER" setting on a hose nozzle. If you see obvious sedimentation, work your degreaser into the dirt first with a paint brush or something similar, before hosing down the engine bay.
     
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    drive it for a while immediately after, the heat will evaporate any moisture.
     
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    I suggest you do it by hand. Way less chance of a mis fire after.
     
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