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#1 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 10:29 PM
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what under the hood is not able to get wet?? any pics of these things??? lil help please..

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I'm pretty sure.. if your looking towards the aft end of your car... the top left of the engine where the data uplink is located... and the top right.. where the foward fuse box is located. Mainly anything that looks ike it has a lot of wires.. does not need to be hit with water.. If no one else gets pics... I will post some in a few days.. I'm on a work trip...

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what under the hood is not able to get wet?? any pics of these things??? lil help please..
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Don't get the distributor wet.









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That's not *entirely* true. Everything under there has some protection from water, but you should be careful if you're going to pressure wash your motor or something like that. Avoid the uplink and the fuse box and other wiring, but it's not like you have to seal it up in plastic bags. And yes, I *have* pressure washed my motor with no ill effects.

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That's not *entirely* true. Everything under there has some protection from water, but you should be careful if you're going to pressure wash your motor or something like that. Avoid the uplink and the fuse box and other wiring, but it's not like you have to seal it up in plastic bags. And yes, I *have* pressure washed my motor with no ill effects.

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I agree.

The only thing I would really avoid getting wet is an exposed air filter. If you have one, it's best to remove it and cover the intake tube to avoid water getting in the intake.



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I just cover my open style cone filter, start the car and spray away with my power washer. I don't see any harm in getting the engine wet. It gets wet on it's own when you drive through a rain storm. I would just avoid soaking any particular part of the engine (eg. valve cover, ignition parts, fuse box, belts, etc). I wash my engine everytime I do an oil change and I've never had any problems.

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any pics of these things.... not to good under the hood of my car... heh???

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You will be ok just keep the water moving.

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Originally posted by 325iS+Nov 3 2004, 09:38 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(325iS @ Nov 3 2004, 09:38 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Cruzin 323is@Nov 2 2004, 10:29 PM
what under the hood is not able to get wet?? any pics of these things??? lil help please..
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Don't get the distributor wet.







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He has a 98... thats a negetive on the distributor... he has a distributorless ignition... howstuffworks.com will explain.. great site...

Good Luck..

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Originally posted by 97alpineM3+Nov 3 2004, 09:21 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(97alpineM3 @ Nov 3 2004, 09:21 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-325iS@Nov 3 2004, 09:38 AM
Don't get the distributor wet.




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He has a 98... thats a negetive on the distributor... he has a distributorless ignition... howstuffworks.com will explain.. great site...

Good Luck..

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If you're gonna pressure wash it, be careful not to fill your spark plug wells with water. Found that out a long time ago on a customer's car.....

Fired it up and it wouldn't idle, and the CEL was just staring me in the face. This after a $2500 repair bill for the person....

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