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Old 08-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Sprayed off my engine today. After spraying it off i turn the engine on to dry it out. And OMG Huston we have a problem!!!! Warning lights were coming on everywhere. I knew not to spray it off,so i was careful about getting the wiring real wet. So i got the compressor out and blew off the curcuit connectors. Disconnected the battery to reset everything, and walla!!!! back in service again. Scared the crap out of me.....i didnt want to have to take it in for check lights.

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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WHAT YOU DO?!!!!!! Glad it's back to normal LOL

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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I know......and the thing is i knew better to. But hey....i felt lucky....
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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Hmm, that seems odd. If everything is as it should be, rinsing the engine off shouldn't cause any problems..
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now you should throw some dyielectric grease in all those connections so next time you wash it that doesn't happen
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:06 PM   #6
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Thats a good idea, i have a whole tube of that stuff to.............thanks
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:59 PM   #7
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I wash mine in the coin-op with the high pressure rinse..... I do not turn off the engine though, it runs the entire time....... never had a problem.
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<----takes a bath on top of his no problems
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:04 PM   #9
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I must of got water just in the right spot i guess.....took it for a drive,and everything is fine
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:31 AM   #10
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I have cleaned mine off because of some heavy red mountain mud. I attached a hose with a spray nozzle to the tank-less water heater I have and sprayed the mud off at 150F degrees. Worked like a charm... I was also used a straight stream so not to hit to much on the fuze boze or around the battery.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:55 PM   #11
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From what ive learned and been told is to never hit your engine with high presure water. My cousin detailed used cars at a local dealership and thats was one of the things he had to do was wash the motors. He said they bought some green stuff from wal-mart. Cant remember the name of it but he would spray that on motor and then wash it off with the water hose. The reason being is that the high pressure washer will force its way down into your plugs that you have on your motor. Witch will cause what happened to you, throw a fuse or worse fry a line or more.
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When I first got mine, I thought ..how nice.. I will give my engine a bath along with the rest of her...... I covered the fuse box ans intake.. Sprayed a little simple green, and hosed away.. Nice clean engine. So off I went to fill her up with gas. The check engine light comes on..a trip to auto zone tells me it is the throttle position sensor..
I really dont know if its coincidence with hose job or not....

Anyone????
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:11 PM   #13
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Thats what mine said (throttle position sensor) i just got the compressor out and blew all the electrical connections out real good. Disconnected the battery to reset everything. And this worked for me. Good luck!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:13 PM   #14
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Everytime i hit the mud i head to the coin operated pressure washer and hit the engine like crazy... Done it atleast 20times without a single problem...
Also, i turn the engine off while doing it...
Finish up and drive off... No problems...
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:09 PM   #15
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Well do What you want but a pressure washer ain't touching my motor. Never had problems with water hose. Sorry bout ur bad luck.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:24 PM   #16
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Wash my motor off and now it says I have no oil presure I guess I'll have to try what u did

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