sure...I will put it out soon...in a downloadable Word file and in the Useful Topics sectionSammyD said:Leon, that would be great. I would love to see a step-by-step with pics of what exactly gets covered under the engine.
forgive my ignorance, but... all you you did was covered your air filter and took a water hose (from the side of your house) to the whole engine? this seems a little dangerous to me, what if there was a wire that was bare? also what about the battery? did you have to cover it with anything? did you spray the whole engine while it was running? wouldnt water wash off some of the grease needed? (i.e. the grease on the belts)theGodfather said:I ended up washing my engine yesterday actually! It was covered in dust, grit and tons of coolant (from bleeding my coolant system almost everyday). Also the painted parts were covered with rustproofing goop which I wanted to get rid of now that spring is here.
Alot of you guys mention to cover electronics, but the only thing I covered was my air filter. I washed everything including wiring harness however I never used high-pressure with those and avoiding sparying my alternator. I used Simple Green and left it on my warm (not hot) engine which was off. I used a brush and scrub some parts here and there and rinsed it all off.
I did however have a bit of a problem with one of my sparks not firing when driving but that was due to a coil pack getting a little too wet, but after 10 minutes of driving it dried out and is working perfectly again.
If you guys want to leave all your plastic components and hoses with that nice shine wet look, off a Car Detailing forum I picked up a tip where you spray your engine with tire foam. That's right, the same foam you spray your tires with to give them that wet look, just spray your engine with it and she becomes beautiful!
here is a pic I took today of my clean engine: