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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I washed my engine bay and it's fine , just dont directly hose the dizzy or coil or any electrics . I prefer to wait till its cold , I'm not too keen on hosing a hot engine. Just incase something cracks , plus it's steams .

 

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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Personally id be pretty careful about where I stuck a hose in a cold engine bay...otherwise you could have troubles...like the car not starting/stopping...ehem. At least if it is room temperature so to speak the heat can evaporate the water quickly....and if you do get water in the wrong place you kinda know where it is....cause thats where you were pointing the hose when it stopped

Common sense needs to prevail...dont go sticking ice cold water on a screaming hot motor.

Ive only ever washed down engine bays with a idle temperature motor and NEVER had an issue...but ive spent hours trying to get mates cars going after a cold bath.

As for your rain arguement...not sure where you are going with that....id put money on no where near any substantial amount of water getting to the top of the engine (where the electronics are mostly) in the rain, let alone half way up the block

 

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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:47 pm 
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after all that has he found his problem?
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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:46 pm 
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not sure, but I never said anything about washing down a hot motor... where the f**k did I say that I said washing down a RUNNING motor... degrease it, start it it wash it... dont fken drive for 3 hours pull up, roll out the hose and splash it around... re- read it properly
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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 pm 
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haha. how would you wash the timing cover, with it running? it would spray everywhere but
i wash mine down all the time and never had a problem. how idiotic running it while spraying it lmao
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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I wash engine bays all the time.
Usually when the car is off and the engine is cold.
Mostly there are no issues however occassionally there are some problems;
Cars with a dizzy set up seem more prone to not wanting to start after being drenched, for obvious reasons.
The only time I have had an issue with coil pack setup is when there is already an underlying issue with coil packs/spark plugs/leads.
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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:25 pm 
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LOLHSV wrote:
not sure, but I never said anything about washing down a hot motor... where the f**k did I say that I said washing down a RUNNING motor... degrease it, start it it wash it... dont fken drive for 3 hours pull up, roll out the hose and splash it around... re- read it properly



You didnt...I was agreeing with you...someone else reffered to destroying heads with water...

 

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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:30 pm 
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haha forum arguments :)

anyways my cars a au fairlane so it has the coil pack... pretty much every one i have spoken to says its bad to wash under the engine bay.
which i definitely agree with our last ef f**k up big time after washing the engine bay something shorted outin the fuse/relay box which ended up resulting us to get a new ecu i just thought if i didnt wet the electronics directly it would be ok



basically the problem now is still bad but getting better sorta the ignition stays on when the battery is conected but when i hit the break it turns off and im able to use the remote key to unlock exetera
i think the water has gone into the abs modual and f**k it or maybe the relay has screwed up now

im getting an auto electrition thursday to check it out and ill definitely let all u guys so so use dont do dumb s**t like i always do :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:34 pm 
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also i have sprayed the s**t out of all the plugs
how do i get the abs relay out all the others come out exept 2 of them?

 

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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:59 pm 
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sorry landau510 i wasnt speaking to you woops... :D

should have made that i bit more clear lolol
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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:20 pm 
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lol all good HSV

falcon....how big is your hammer?....if it doesnt work....find a bigger one!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:10 pm 
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LOLHSV wrote:
not sure, but I never said anything about washing down a hot motor... where the f**k did I say that I said washing down a RUNNING motor... degrease it, start it it wash it... dont fken drive for 3 hours pull up, roll out the hose and splash it around... re- read it properly

You think it doesn't get hot while its RUNNING.
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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:04 am 
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No. Not with in the first 10 mins of starting it up... :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:53 pm 
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nahh rich still havent found my problem mate lol im pretty certain its the abs modual with water in it ill see what the auto sparky says 2 moro

 

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 Post subject: Re: urgent help after washing engine bay
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:34 pm 
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ended up being a stuffed ABS modual water got into it :/ i recommend no one to put a hose any were near under the engine bay sponge and bucket is the way to go

 

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