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Old 11-23-2005, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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any reason why you should not?
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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any reason why you should not?
lots water could get into the electronics and fry the ecu also water mite get into the air intake and kill the engine. Iv'e seen what a can of beer can do to a car
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Old 11-25-2005, 02:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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never powerwash your engine, like stated about, you can force water into places water is not suppose to be, a water itself isnt a bad thing, but when u use a powerwasher it creates too much force and can work its way into places that can really give you electrical problems.


my advice is to stay away from the easy fix and spend some time one afternoon using some elbow grease, there is a good FAQ in the FAQ forum on a good way to detail the engine bay.
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I power washed under the hood only once...i put water into my ventilation system which later caused mold to grow and a great stench to pour out with the A/C...(even more than usual)
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