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Old 08-05-2001, 11:24 AM
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Hey All...

I'd like to wash the motor in my 1994 vette but frankly am a little intimidated by all the horror stories I've heard of optispark failures, check engine lights and such. Does anybody have any advice?

Also, when I was detailing cars when I was a kid we used to spray the engines down with silicon (WD40) to disperse water and leave a nice shine. Does anybody think this is a bad idea?

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Old 08-05-2001, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: Engine washing tips? (PoloGrnC4)

Here's the best washing tip you'll get: Don't.

Rub it, wipe it, "whatever" it, just don't spray water on it!

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:30 PM
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I'd have to agree...keep H2O away! Just go with hand wiping and clean it that way, but don't get water near that optispark...

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Engine washing tips? (PoloGrnC4)

Heres my suggestion, get some Tire black (or shine, it's gotta have petroleum distilates), spray it on a rag, then wipe your engine compartment clean. It works, and the black shine LASTS...


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Old 08-05-2001, 02:04 PM
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I have to agree...stay away from the H2O. Water is bad for ya, It will even cause hangovers if you mix it with alcohol :eek: Even if you use Ice with your favorite alcoholic beverage you must drink it very fast to keep the ice from melting and adding that hangover inducing liquid :bs to your drink :crazy:
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It's easy! Just remember to remove the Optispark first!
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I've never hosed mine down, I always wipe it with a cloth or a rag or something
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