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 Post subject: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:31 pm 
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My mechanic recently gave me a roadworthy, and they orginaly thought I had an oil leak, but turns out my engine was just dirty. He told me all I need to do was spray it out with a hose. Anyone care to shed some light on this for me? Is it as simple as just lifting the bonnet and spraying it out? Doesn't sound to smart to me. Cheers.
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:17 pm 
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robles wrote:
My mechanic recently gave me a roadworthy, and they orginaly thought I had an oil leak, but turns out my engine was just dirty. He told me all I need to do was spray it out with a hose. Anyone care to shed some light on this for me? Is it as simple as just lifting the bonnet and spraying it out? Doesn't sound to smart to me. Cheers.


lol
get some degreaser and spray it all over the place.
about 1 can usually does a good job.
then just get the hose and just go for it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:11 pm 
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try not to wet the dizzy too much. and if u have an air compressor handy u should blow all the water off when done, especially around the wiring connections
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:46 pm 
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and also blow all the water into where it shouldn't be......

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:50 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:
and also blow all the water into where it shouldn't be......


You want him to f**k his car up mate?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:45 pm 
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As the ED's do with the half moon rubber... They leak out the front... So I often hose (hot pressure wash) the motor... Its all fairly water proof...

Again the on;y thing I do recommend being an EL is to avoid the dizzy... I find when I was mine it starts and misses for a bit (at the dizzy don't seem to like any water near it at all) and then after idling for about 30 secs it comes good... also when water gets in my alternator it doesn't charge straight away... generally comes good after thirty secs too...

nothing to major to worry about...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:33 pm 
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XR-Lane wrote:
low_ryda wrote:
and also blow all the water into where it shouldn't be......


You want him to f**k his car up mate?


i was merely stating that this would be the likely course of events when you go blowing water around at high pressures.

i didn't make the stupid statement in the first place so your comment is mis-directed.

edit: timtim thats what wd40 is for.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
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no need to get upset about it, I knew you did not mean it that way i was just pointing it out for you

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:08 pm 
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WD40? Used for what?

I usually don't carry a can when i go down to the car wash, but none the less, whats it fix?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:11 pm 
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WD-40 / water dispersant 40

basically if u wet any electrical sensors or the dissy, spray some in there and all should be good.
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Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:12 pm 
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oh didn't know that...

I thought it was just lubricating spray...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
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The WD in WD40 stands for Water dispersant. It repels water , so if for some reason you did get some water where you where not suppose to then a spray of WD40 should help get the moister out.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:14 pm 
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FORDom wrote:
WD-40 / water dispersant 40

basically if u wet any electrical sensors or the dissy, spray some in there and all should be good.



Sorry you got in before me. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning under the bonnet
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:16 pm 
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no upset :) sorry bout the misunderstanding XR_Lane. was just pointing it out.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:18 pm 
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All good buddy Im over it :P

 

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