Originally Posted by schaplerrh
1. I've been thinking of using my pressure washed to clean the engine and accessories. Any known reason this shouldn't work on a completely cold engine? I realize I'll need to dial back the pressure some.
Couple issues I can think of that would absolutely steer me away from this:
1. Even dialed down pressure and the FWF seems like a bad idea--too many relatively fragile things--think small wires, air filters, etc.
2. Introducing water anywhere there are electrical connections seems like an even worse idea. The problems might not crop up until later when terminals have had a chance to corrode.
One of my automotive mechanics jokes that he likes to work on cars whose owners feel the need to pressure wash their engine. First because it is a nice clean engine to work on. Second, because of all the later maintenance that needs to be done due to corroded connections. (I think he's must be joking about the last point especially because tracking down electrical issues is frustrating and laborious, even if it is profitable for him.)