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Old 03-30-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question Cleaning the Engine

I'm wondering, if I were to wash my engine - do I need to cover the alternator or any other vital engine parts before I spray water in there? On my other vehicles I always have but the alternator on my Tacoma is hard to reach and cover up. Any suggestions.
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i keep the engine running and i cover my air box and just hose it down
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'll try that this weekend and clean out all that "fun" you see there in my picture! HaHa!
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A clean engine is a happy engine. Mine's due for a wash down as well.
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i keep the engine running and i cover my air box and just hose it down
So what is the benefit of leaving the engine on?

I just used a pressure washer and simple green on my engine and it seemed to be ok. Am i ruining my engine?
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you leave the engine running incase you do get water some where its not suppose to be you can tell by the noise change in the engine
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