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Cleaning 7.3 turbo engine

Is there anything special to do about cleaning these engines? Can you wash with soap and water and let dry well before starting? Should I cover anything?forever!!!

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I pressure wash mine monthly using 25 degree spray nozzle. be careful around rubber fittings. that is what works for me.
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Cover up the power steering pump and air filter (if you have an open element intake) with grocery bags. Get the engine WARM (just barely warm to the touch, not hot!) and spray with simple green. Let soak, rinse with garden hose. Remove bags, start motor and let it idle to help dry up the water.
Pressure washers work too, but you run a much higher risk of forcing water someplace you don't want it (lots of electrical connections up there...)

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Thanks guys

That's what I thought just wanted to make sure.

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simple green or purple stuff , works great and like said before , watch and just dont spray presure washer on components to long

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