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Old 24-03-2020, 17:52   #1
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Can I power wash my engine bay (evo 8)

Hi everyone... So my engine bay Is a bit dirty in all areas that seem to be hard to reach or touch with a cloth or reach with a brush. Now of I cover the vital parts like fues box, dump valve, COP kit, air intake, electrics, etc would i be safe to spray it with degreaser and give it a power wash or maybe a even use a steam cleaner.

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Old 25-03-2020, 07:36   #2
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Did this to my Evo VIII, just covered the COP-Kit and the fuse box. Then used APC and a brush to get rid of the dirt followed with pressure washing the engine bay. Of course dont hold long on single components.
I then wiped water off, used pressure air and finally started the engine and let idle for about 10 Minutes. No problems so far.
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Old 25-03-2020, 17:25   #3
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Hi everyone... So my engine bay Is a bit dirty in all areas that seem to be hard to reach or touch with a cloth or reach with a brush. Now of I cover the vital parts like fues box, dump valve, COP kit, air intake, electrics, etc would i be safe to spray it with degreaser and give it a power wash or maybe a even use a steam cleaner.

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Yes you can do either, id suggest using a hose pipe as it less pressure and you are not forcing water into places that's what ive done in the past and i have used steam which is as good, just use de-greaser and a brush but id cover the alternator and (induction kit if you have one) with a plastic bag
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Old 25-03-2020, 18:36   #4
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CHEERS FOLKS.Job done used a steam cleaner and its come up new (ish). I covered the induction kit, BOV, fises and alternator was hard to cover but did my best with a bag. Sprayed with TFR and gave it a blast at 90┬░. No problems other than my near side headlight was making a noise (like a little motor squeeking/twitching) It stopped after 5 mins and all seems ok now. Any ideas?
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Old 25-03-2020, 18:36   #5
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CHEERS FOLKS.Job done used a steam cleaner and its come up new (ish). I covered the induction kit, BOV, fises and alternator was hard to cover but did my best with a bag. Sprayed with TFR and gave it a blast at 90┬░. No problems other than my near side headlight was making a noise (like a little motor squeaking/twitching) It stopped after 5 mins and all seems ok now. Any ideas?
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Old 25-03-2020, 21:01   #6
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i used to power wash my engine after every rally i did ,never came to any harm what so ever

as for the noise from the head light has the car got high adjustable headlights some do ,if so its the motor on the back
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