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Anyone willing to post a picture of your 3.3 and circle things to keep dry please? I'm scared as hell to clean my engine bay. I would hate to ruin something! Its all dirty though and needs to be cleaned.. Very little grease in there just mud and dust. I doubt it has ever been cleaned...I have a pressure washer now and want to do this... Help me out!

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I have a 01 3.3 and I clean the engine everytime I come back from running through crop field trails and just when I clean the truck. I use formula 88 and just mix with half water. (thats so the hoses will not turn white) I usually spray a light mist over the whole engine compartment and then spray the formula 88 everywhere and extra on the more dirtier parts. Clean the rims, tires and wheel wells. I go back hose off the engine very throughly close the hood and crank her up and finishing cleaning her. I never cover anything. Youll be ok as long as you crank her to get her to self dry everything.
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Tip. Always keep engine running while rinsing off and continue to run until dry. As long as current is running through connections, water shouldn't penetrate. As Brutal said take care around MAF sensor and injector connections. I ve always used high pressure cleaners on my engine bay and never had an issue using this method.

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Originally Posted by cctmobiledetail View Post
Rinse with strong stream of water ( I use a pressure washer, but stay off obvious electrical connections or around obvious places that will damage ){ do not use a steam cleaner as steam ruins computers }, immediately after rinsing entire engine bay , start the vehicle and let the engine dry your compartment.
What is obvious to you may not be to others. I am not spraying under my hood unless I know I am for sure no going to break stuff. I am not a professional.

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409 and a rag does a good job for me.
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