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Old 07-16-17, 01:43 PM   #21
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With low pressure...
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Old 07-16-17, 01:52 PM   #22
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Default Re: What I learned today - Never EVER powerwash near intercooler

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With low pressure...
I'm confused, I think we're saying the same thing.

I suggested keeping the car running since it will be at operating temp after driving to the car wash. A sudden temperature change could be less than ideal if spraying cold water on some parts. If you can do it at home without the engine being hot, even better.
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Old 07-16-17, 03:22 PM   #23
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Default Re: What I learned today - Never EVER powerwash near intercooler

"How to SUPER CLEAN your Engine Bay" tutorial:

http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/how-to...off-1796805746
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Old 07-16-17, 03:37 PM   #24
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Guys, Ive used my pressure washer on several engines with absolutely no adverse affects. It's fine. Use common sense and its fine.
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Old 07-16-17, 03:42 PM   #25
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I'm confused, I think we're saying the same thing.

I suggested keeping the car running since it will be at operating temp after driving to the car wash. A sudden temperature change could be less than ideal if spraying cold water on some parts. If you can do it at home without the engine being hot, even better.
We were. I replied that I do it in my driveway...



As far as doing it... Sure, it's fine. Until it isn't. But what do I know.
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Old 07-16-17, 05:27 PM   #26
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One thing I don't do is wash a hot engine. Cast iron parts in particular can crack from rapid temperature changes. So cast iron exhaust manifolds as well as turbine housings would be at risk.
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