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Unread 06-24-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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what to cover when cleaning?

i want to hose out the engine bay of my XJ and use some engine cleaner, what cant get wet in there? distributer? fuse box?

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Unread 06-25-2005, 02:53 PM   #2
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oh comon guys,its a simple question, maby too simple....
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Unread 06-28-2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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ive been wondering the same thing...id wait and then post it in the XJ section to get more viewers...what kind of engine cleaner are you going to use?
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Unread 07-04-2005, 11:12 PM   #4
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what year, engine, fuel inected, carb'd?

mine is carbed I just cover the air intake and try to avoide the distributor
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Unread 07-05-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
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When I did my YJ, I just covered the distributor with a plastic bag and some duct tape. Found a post by a guy that shows his cars at shows. All hands free, you just need Gunk engine cleaner, water, Son of a Gun tire cleaner & a silicone based tire dressing. Works Great, and lasts a long time. later, Rik
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Unread 07-05-2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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what about the fuses and stuff? im sure thats not supposed to be power washed
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Unread 07-07-2005, 01:41 PM   #7
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The way I did mine, NO do not use a powerwash, only used waterhose with spraygun on light shower,
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Unread 07-07-2005, 01:50 PM   #8
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I didn't cover anything, but anything that really could get water in it such as the plugs, etc, have dialectric grease on them to prevent moisture etc from getting in them.

don't spray a direct spray on electric stuff. (alternator, distributor, sprak plugs, wires, etc...)

I leave the engine running on mine when I do it (4.0l ZJ)

I have had ZERO problems. But I also do not do it constantly since I don't need to (no mud=no having to clean the engine bay all the damn time, lol)
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Unread 07-16-2005, 01:40 AM   #9
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I made the mistake of not covering anything and i also used a power washer...bad idea. My engine wouldn't start, and it finally rolled over after about 6 attempts....was lucky i guess
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Unread 07-16-2005, 08:53 AM   #10
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I didn't cover anything, but anything that really could get water in it such as the plugs, etc, have dialectric grease on them to prevent moisture etc from getting in them.

don't spray a direct spray on electric stuff. (alternator, distributor, sprak plugs, wires, etc...)

I leave the engine running on mine when I do it (4.0l ZJ)

I have had ZERO problems. But I also do not do it constantly since I don't need to (no mud=no having to clean the engine bay all the damn time, lol)

Yea, Ain't ya supposed to leave it cranked when washing the engine if it's still hot? to not crack the head?

I used Simple green on my engine, Cleaned it up real nice, just leave your engine running, dont spray direct on spark plugs, air intake, bla bla bla
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Unread 07-18-2005, 10:18 PM   #11
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i guess i can hijack my own thread so can i put ellectrical tape around where my spart plugs connect to the distributer, so i can go in water etc.
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