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I have an '04 Frontier and was wondering if I could take a wand at the car wash and wand off the engine compartment? If I kept it at a distance, say 3 feet, would that be acceptible? Is there anything like the distributor that I could damage? A friend told me to just do it, that car lots do it to clean them up to sell all the time.

What do you think?

Thanks.
 

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simple green spray let it sit and soak then a light water spray and you should be fine
 

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i just do a simple spray down with water and put a towel over my fuse box
 

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Your engine bay gets wet when you drive, so it's supposed to get wet (that's how it gets dirty in the first place, right?) If you're worried you can cover fuse boxes etc., but I second the Simple Green idea described above.

Side note: I know some spray wash places have an "engine bay" option on the panel, which is low pressure and made to soak for a while.

-Al
 

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worked at a detail shop, we used simple green and our powerwasher on every engine bay of every car that came in and i've done it on every vehicle i've owned when washing. GM LS motors are really sensitive to water around the MAF sensor other than that power wash away just use some common sense and there is nothing to worry about.
 

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I soak my engine down with the degreaser at the car-wash, wash the rest of the truck, then rinse it under low pressure.
 

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As long as you're not forcing water into anything you will be fine.

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Thanks all for the suggestions. I actually have some Simple Green for my airplane so I'll use it and just wash it off with a low flow.
 

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I've read Wesleys White Wall cleaner works well too. I'm up for an engine clean myself this Spring.
 
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