Powerwashing motor? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-08-2008, 04:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: dirty jerzey
Posts: 425
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Powerwashing motor?

ive been wheeling alot lately, and my motor is just getting FILTHY and i feel kind of bad for it lol , i got introuble at school with my truck,(roasting the tires in the parking lot haha) so i cant drive it for a little bit, so ill just take the time to clean the motor up, ive talked to some people and they say that you can directly powerwash the whole engine with out shorting anything out, is that true? does anyone use that engine bright stuff? what should i prevent water getting into? thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-08-2008, 04:40 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
I have done it with no problems. What I do is I park the truck where I am going to do it at the night before. Then the next day I go out there, spray the engine with Seal Gunk engine brite foaming cleaner. Then I spray it down with the pressure washer. I been doing this ever since I got the truck. I have never had a problem yet.

The key thing is to do this with the engine cold. That is why I park it where I am going to clean it the night before. That way I don't have to wait for the engine cool down. This takes away the risk of cracking a cylinder head or causing damage from cold water hitting a hot engine block.

Also I do not cover the alternator up or none of the other electrical. I do however put a plastic trash bag over the air filter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-08-2008, 04:43 PM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 5,538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to cchase
never tried it, but thinking i should for all the mud i have in there!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-08-2008, 04:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: dirty jerzey
Posts: 425
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok sounds good, thanks alot bigcountrysg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-08-2008, 04:52 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
Some say you can wash a hot engine if you leave it running. I learned from experince while in the Marines this is not true. Cast Iron cylinder heads do not like cold water being sprayed on them when they are hot. They will crack I garuntee it.

So if you do it do it with the engine cold. Do not even start it up to move it. That is why I advise you to park it where your going to wash it the night before.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: dirty jerzey
Posts: 425
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah ive learned that over the years with my dritbikes, my dad would always tel me to wait a while before i wash it or ide crack the cylinder head and pipe,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 05-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Homestead, Florida
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I do it all the time with a pressure cleaner, and have no issues. Leaves the motor nice and sparkly
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 05-08-2008, 05:20 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
Quote:
Originally Posted by DIESEL KEVIN View Post
yeah ive learned that over the years with my dritbikes, my dad would always tel me to wait a while before i wash it or ide crack the cylinder head and pipe,
Your dirtbike wasn't a honda was it. I used to wash my honda quads right away when they were hot. I never had a problem with them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 05-08-2008, 05:21 PM
Jon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Wash it

We washed almost everyone we worked on at the dealer. I washed mine at every oil change just to keep the dust off it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 05-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: west covina, CA
Posts: 1,930
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i always spray some simple green on it before i power wash it and it comes out great ........i love simple green
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors