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Pressure Washing 6.0 Engine

Would there be any issues if I were to pressure wash the top of the engine before I start my EGR delete and oil cooler repair. I know other than the obvious I would want to avoid spay on electrical components as much as possible, but in general just around the engine. I also wanted to warm the engine up and spray some degreaser on it before I started.

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I wouldn't use the pressure washer because of the amount of pressure. I have washed my engine a few times just by spraying the engine with castrol super clean while cold...letting it sit for a few minutes then rinsing it off really good with the hose. I have never had any issues and the engine is very clean after.

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Yes I started to think the same thing. Thanks for your input.

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I'm half way threw my delete today on my 2006.. I pressure washed my engine before I started. I always do to keep it clean. I just never get real close with the high pressure. I always try to avoid the Alt. I wouldn't want to get a direct blast in it. I have washed it with a general cleaner then just used a garden hose that works too. just becareful not to use a cemical too strong.
I have almost 60,000 miles on mine and kind of glad to see I didn't have and garbage in the coolant at all. I still replace my oil cooler since i'd bought one already. Im thinking if i change the coolant every few years with that delete knocking down a lot of the temps I should never have too much problems. Good luck!!! It isn't easy but all in all it has gone smooth for me. body is hurting though. its tough reaching all the places
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I've pressured washed my engine bay a few times while running just to keep it clean and never had a problem. Not sure its the best thing but try to make it quick and not a lot of direct spraying



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I just use some Simple Green and then rinse it off and after 60k I think it looks good.

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I just use some Simple Green and then rinse it off and after 60k I think it looks good.
Damn. I guess I'm going to pick up some Simple Green...

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It looks real good. Got to clean on mine some.
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watch out for the powersteering cap, there is an open hole. put some kind of bowl over it or something...
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I just use some Simple Green and then rinse it off and after 60k I think it looks good.
I just clean it 3-4 times a year with the simple green and then spray on some of Adams VRT ( 50/50 with water ) and then wipe it down.
Only takes 10-15 min.

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