[DML] Re: Engine Wash
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[DML] Re: Engine Wash

This is all good advice but I also want to add that you should NOT use
anything containing silicone around the motor. It can get ingested and
ruin the O2 sensor. If you have old wires, distributer cap, worn
plugs, getting the motor wet may cause it not to run or run cr-ppy.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
> I use Windex/Simple Green for the light stuff, laquer thinner for the 
> really heavy stuff (read the can and wear gloves). It's generally not 
> a particularly good idea to hose down a DMC engine, at least the top -
>  it tends to fill up the spark plug wells with water (then the car 
> won't run!). I don't really understand why, but the spark plug boots 
> seem to do a poor job of keeping water out but a great job of holding 
> it in! This also fills up the holes in the "valley of death". They 
> will eventually dry out with engine heat, but I prefer just to wipe 
> it down. 
> You can also try a spray-on engine degreaser but don't get carried 
> away. It should be fine under the engine, on the lower frame, oil 
> pan, etc. 
> Also be careful about filling up the asbestos shield under the 
> catalytic converter with water - if allowed to remain wet for an 
> extended period of time it will sort of dissolve into asbestos dust. 
> After you do anything involving water be sure to drive the car enough 
> afterwards to get it good and hot before you put it away. 
> Dave S
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Rick Heile" <rick.heile@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should use to wash the 
> > engine and the engine compartment? I want to clean off all of the 
> > grime as well as freshen up the engine compartment walls.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Rick
> > 3290
> >

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