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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 07-02-2006, 05:39 AM   #11
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yeah, the hose should only be to rinse off, and get things wet, use the brush to clean everything. when you cover the coils and the alt, use an old t-shirt and a plastic bag, should keep it dry enough. there is some spray you can get to make everything in there sparkle as well... can't remember the name offhand though, sorry
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The coil packs are really a not to get wet item. The module undermeath will get all corroded.
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I go to a car wash and use power wand on light spray, you dont want all that grease and dirt on your driveway.
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I never cover anything but the air filter, as mine is semi-exposed. Water has never caused me any issues in almost 4 years of doing it this way for either the alternator or the coils/ICM. Do you know how much road spray is in your engine bay in a heavy rainstorm in the winter?

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Use anything but a pressure washer. Common engine degreasers work great, follow the directions on the can. Use a small brush for detail work. It might take you 2 or 3 tries the first time you do it.

You may want to use a detailing spray afterwards. CD2 leaves a protective film that bakes on, making subsequent cleanings much easier.
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