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Cleaning the Engine

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RedBull, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Mar 30, 2007 at 11:41 AM
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    RedBull

    RedBull [OP] Member

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    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.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2007 at 12:29 PM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    i keep the engine running and i cover my air box and just hose it down
     
  3. Apr 3, 2007 at 3:10 PM
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    RedBull

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    Thanks! I'll try that this weekend and clean out all that "fun" you see there in my picture! HaHa! :D
     
  4. Apr 4, 2007 at 7:37 AM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck Well-Known Member

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    A clean engine is a happy engine. Mine's due for a wash down as well.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2007 at 7:39 PM
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    backwoodking

    backwoodking Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  6. Apr 12, 2007 at 9:20 PM
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    06tacoma

    06tacoma Well-Known Member

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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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