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Old 04-08-2005, 04:34 PM   #11
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I used a hose but I had the sprayer thingy on there and used the "jet stream" Although not at full preasure.

I think the towel under the bag on the coil packs would "soak" up a lot of the moisture or condensation in the bag. That could be a solution. Ours started right up w/o any problems.

Although strangely the check engine light came on later, but went off by the end of the night.
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The SES light was likely from water getting in something, then after a few runs it evaporated.. that'* normal for an engine wash. Don't be alarmed, unless the SES light stays on for a while, then you may have a problem.

Well, who knows.. this is like the flushing / drain 'n fill with transmissions. The information is here at your disposal, make your own call.


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I just did my SSEi a little while ago. DIdn't cover anything. Used SImple Green full strength, soaked anything I could find and pressure washed it off. Hand dried plastic parts while letting it sit for about 15 minutes. Started right away, no check engine lights, but a horrible belt squeal. After some seafoam deep creep that went away.

BonneMNMe has before pics, I should send him afters. I was impressed how well it cleaned up. Now I just need to get it off the ground and do the bottom of the engine.
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Be REALLY sure you cover the PCV breather up.. I had a bunch of water shot down in there, and the car ran like **** for about 45 minutes straight.
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Is the PVC breather exposed on a series II */C with the factory engine cover on?
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After cleaning of major components (hadn't done lines or anythign yet.



And some more work

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