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Question Power Washing 7.3 Engine Bay Questions

I just purchased this 2000 EX with the 7.3. I would like to know if there is anything I need to do or watch out for when power washing the engine bay. I know not to get water on the alt, and I really don't like getting the electronics wet but the engine bay is dirty and it just bothers me. Thanks

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Spray bottle degreaser and tons of rags...
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I do mine at th wash and when I'm done cleaning engine I turn to the wax setting and spray it on the motor. It helps keep from getting too dirty and Esier to wash the next time

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Hey guys,
It tells you in your manual how to do it. It says to do it when the engine cold, use degreaser and pressure wash it let dry. at least that what I read.
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To each their own, I try and stay away from high pressure water under the hood.
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Been powerwashing mine hot (warm) for 11 years no problems yet.

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The detail shop i work at for a little while would get engine warm, spray with water and then cleaner, scub easy surfaces with long bristle brushes, and then close the hood for about 2min letting it soak in.
after that raise hood and pressure wash it off. Did this with gassers and diesels. You can have a prob with a gasser but diesels will be ok.
this is assuming there isnt any open air ducts or exposed air filters. For example, my trucks trans dipstick tube is broke so im not gonna pressure wash it till thats fixed. Water can get in alot easier than road splash.

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