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Karl_Erik_Chee

Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:04 AM

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tjk

Total Posts: 141
Member Since: 26-May-2004
About Me posted on 8-Sep-04 11:19 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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members,

i drive altis. have heard that do not wash the engine - just wiping it
with a damp cloth shall do the work.

is this true ? or is there any trusted and experienced place where they
can perform a good engine wash ?

thanks.
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isetop

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Member Since: 2-Sep-2004
About Me posted on 8-Sep-04 12:00 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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Now days, most car engine a equip with electronic parts,electric and
water
don't mix..if mix short circuit might happen.Suggest to use of the shelf
engine spray cleaner.

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megatnh

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Member Since: 28-Nov-2000
About Me posted on 8-Sep-04 12:28 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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hi
if u wanna wash the engine ,cover the electrical parts 1st and dont use
high pressure water.use engine degreaser and hose off with flowing water.
probably a good idea to cover the belting as well.water and belts dont
get
along together
warm-up the engine after wash to get rid of any moisture.perhaps drive it
around your housing area; this is to blow air into the engine compartment
hope that helps
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cash

Total Posts: 27
Member Since: 12-May-2004
About Me posted on 8-Sep-04 21:22 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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I use strong air jet to clean the engine compartment.
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tjk

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About Me posted on 9-Sep-04 10:49 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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Suggest to use of the shelf engine spray cleaner.

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So, after spraying, clean with a dry cloth, is it ?

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tjk

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About Me posted on 9-Sep-04 10:51 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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use engine degreaser and hose off with flowing water. probably a good
idea
to cover the belting as well.

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so, the engine degreaser can be applied almost on any of the parts inside
the engine ? also, what do you use to cover those areas inside the engine
that you would not want to touch water or the degreaser ?

Thanks.
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tjk

Total Posts: 141
Member Since: 26-May-2004
About Me posted on 9-Sep-04 10:53 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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can those air-pressure thing (which look like a can of aerosol) work ?
where to get the air-jet ?

how bout for those areas where there are grease or oil stain ? these
cannot be removed by the air-jet. any help ?

thanks.
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megatnh

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About Me posted on 9-Sep-04 17:00 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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hi tjk
spray the engine degreaser to get rid of the oily/greasy stuff on the
engine, let it soak a while.you probably have to brush off the stain area
prior to hosing it off with the water.i normally cover the electrical
part
with the plastic wrap (the one that comes in rolls).repeat the process in
the event the oily area remains


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cash

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About Me posted on 11-Sep-04 3:22 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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now, i need a paint job.

being a stingy poker like I am, is it possible just to spray the affected
part? maybe just a few square inches. if i get just the affected part
sprayed, can the difference be noticed?

I hear it\'s necessary to spray the entire car, is that true?
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MidNiteOil

Total Posts: 232
Member Since: 16-Jan-2004
About Me posted on 7-Sep-04 16:23 [edited 1 times] [edit] [delete]

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The smallest panel you can spray alone is the fuel lid panel.

For example,Let say you banged one of your doors,you need not to spray
the
entire car! Just enough to spray for just one door. However, on certain
case,some doors may have been divided by a door-guard-strip, you probably
can
just paint half the door upper or lower of the d-g-strip! Similarly to
bumper, no need to spray other panels such as boot lid or bonnet if just
the bumper spoiled by the accident..

Anyway, the painter knows what best for you and your car! Just ask their
opinion!
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Whoops!!

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rfbu

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Member Since: 10-Dec-2002
About Me posted on 7-Sep-04 20:15 [edited 0 times] [edit] [delete]

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10q 10q
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