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Steam Cleaning An Engine?

 
 
Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2009 07:40 am
My street was recently torn up for new sewer pipes. Dust and dirt were flying around for 6 weeks. Is it a good idea to have my engine steam cleaned?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2009 09:15 am
@dogwalkman,
I've read that washing your engine is unnecessary, and has to potential to introduce electrical problems and/or corrosion (or was it electrical problems due to corrosion?). But I am not an expert.
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2009 09:23 am
here's a good video
http://www.ehow.com/video_4738931_clean-car-engine.html
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talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2009 09:59 pm
@dogwalkman,
Keep the engine running while cleaning as the water could get into the distributor cap and short the engine then you will have to take to a mechanic shop to wipe clean the distributor cap as it will not not start. If you work on your car under the hood it would help to keep it clean as the grease and dirt will mess up your hands and clothes.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2009 11:39 pm
In the Army, way back in the '60s we used to steam-clean the engines on our trucks and jeeps on a regular basis. Didn't cause any electrical probs that I can recall.
talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 12:28 am
@Merry Andrew,
Military grade are rugged. They were built for battle so a little moisture mean nuthin. Some cheaper cars don't start after pressure washing especially those with larger tolerances.
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shenmark
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2015 05:05 am
Yes it great idea , in my street also using this idea from last years .
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shenmark
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2015 05:44 am
It was great idea . In my street using same idea from last 1 year .
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