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Depends on what you feel comfortable doing. I won't lie, every vehicle I've owned, I've washed the engine at the car wash with the engine running, and standing on the front bumper blasting it with high pressure. I've had a lot of people tell me I've been lucky to never crack a block or damage anything. Keep in mind this is on relatively leak free engines and oem air intakes, no exposed air filters.
Now my 7.3, I have attempted to clean the engine a few times but the oil/gunk is caked on heavily. I'll probably end up spending a day taking stuff off and cleaning everything with scrub brushes and degreaser. (OReilly's Foamy Engine Degreaser is awesome for this kind of work).
2006 F250 6.0 XLT FX4 CCSB
MBRP 4" straight pipe with 5" tip
Studded and deleted
Atlas 40 and Looney Tuned
2002 F250 7.3 XL Reg Cab 2wd Sold!
1995 Ram 3500 Dually Reg cab 5.9 12v auto 2wd