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depends on wat car u using? if perodua or proton just go the rm10 car wash enuf, add rm10 to wash engine.

if high end car, better go to those professional ones.

for me, i never wash my engine, cos scared will screw up my electrical wiring, just wipe it once in a while, but very time consuming.
 

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wow so serious ha kena water only sensor kong...how about others parts like HID converter, BOV,open pod air filter?
 

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tats y lo....my whole engine bay very dirty cos mud.oso thinking of wiping sendiri but any willing to pay any pro shop to wipe?hehe..
 

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wipe also can't really clear away the dirt or oil stain.....i saw they cover some important parts with plastic n they start the engine when washing.
 

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i wouldnt recommend it. once i went to a "professional" shop, but in the end the foreign workers were the one who splashed water all over my engine. next morning, my car idled like a subaru, firing on 3 spark plugs only, or maybe 2, why? water sipped through and enter the plug cable lubang. lucky there was nothing more than that
 

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engine bonnet no need to open front of bangla washer...they know nothing about engine or wiring just know spray water and soap to it...anything happen,then say tak tahu....finally who will in problem?just wipe by dry clothes,or use clothes with some soap water wipe ok..
 

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if u wanna wash can...but alot of stuffs u must wrap 1st la....DIY, dun let the bangla do it.
water seeps into the spark plug is normal, but its abnormal for 6a12tt cos must take out the intercooler pipings to get to the front spark plugs.....if the rear lagi cialat. very leceh wan.

so id rather not wash it at all....just wipe it down when u have free time.
 

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here what i did before...i DIY because the lack of confident sending my car to the car wash to do it...

1. remove air box and close the throttle body opening with plastic
2. cover engine bay fuse box & diagnostic socket using plastic
3. cover the sensor & electrical connector using aluminum foil.
4. disconnect battery terminal (just to be safe)
5. wash away (method will varies depends on equipments,what and where you want to wash)
6. air dry (if have air compressor even better...can blast with air for immediate drying)
7. remove all the plastic and aluminum cover and put all the thing back together...
8. reattach the battery...

start the car...if everything is ok it will run like normal...

all and all...i took me a whole day to do it...a good weekend project...

ps:// i find that dirt and grime are easier to clean when the engine is warm to touch.
 

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From what I read from KC2's Thread, he is only using Optimum Clean to clean the engine and not spraying any water into the engine bay. It is really clean, and result is great...:)
 

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From what I read from KC2's Thread, he is only using Optimum Clean to clean the engine and not spraying any water into the engine bay. It is really clean, and result is great...:)
i think it depends on the car engine...engine now days almost certainly have plastic cover over the head assembly...in some luxury car you cant even see the engine at all...almost the entire engine bay have been cover with plastic...plastic surfaces is easier to clean compared to metal surfaces...if plastic IMHO you can get away with cleaning by using a simple detergent and wipe the dirt away...older engine like mine usually bare metal...without water+detergent+hard scrubbing ...i doubt that i wont be able to clean it at all...regardless how powerful the detergent is...
 

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engine nowadays really can water spray juz like that coz it's covered, the indon worker at my working place aso did the same~

whereas at car wash center they use some sort of liquid which i dunno what exactly it is & they spray it on the engine & used the compress air to blow away the dirt and well then the engine is shinning lol:driver:
 

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U need to find the careful car wash team .. usually, the engine wash guys will cover the ignition & alternator with plastic bag.. then wash with degreaser soap.. engine will be sparkling clean & smooth to drive.. :driver:

There is 1 place in J.b, taman kebun teh, next to esso kiosk.
But, now need to find a reliable one in K.L.
 

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U need to find the careful car wash team .. usually, the engine wash guys will cover the ignition & alternator with plastic bag.. then wash with degreaser soap.. engine will be sparkling clean & smooth to drive.. :driver:

There is 1 place in J.b, taman kebun teh, next to esso kiosk.
But, now need to find a reliable one in K.L.
next to esso or share place with esso bro?
 

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next to esso or share place with esso bro?
The car wash is next to ESSO.. a small down slope.. ( not the esso along the main rd ) There is a proton service centre also. I 've been washing my engine or introducing my friends, there for more 10yrs..

Now shifted to k.L .. looking for another reliable shop.

only once they spoil my alternator, bcos that particular worker said no need to cover electrical items.

So hard lesson learned, always insist on covering the electrical parts ; Alternator, ignition unit.
 

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so right now can't get a good 1 in jb town yet.......Surrounding New York hotel so call car wash street can forget about it all just want to earn fast moneyfrom Sin cars....can just wash 3 wheel left another 1 say sorry forget.....
 

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Don't waste time near New York hotel ...

try this shop .. u won't regret. Good workmanship...

In J.B ..Taman kebun Teh, From the fire station, the road will lead to ESSO kiosk.. the car wash is just next to it..
 
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My experience
wash engine rm10.
nepal man look so expert..
he wrap the electronic/fuse box with large blue plastik.then spray the chemical at dirty area..then he wrap the airfilter nose and waterjet all the engine bay..overall about 70 percent clean than before..
pay rm10 and drive home so happy..
than after a month...
in the middle of highway my car not respon to pedal..rpm so gila show 1k - 4k..after 10 second check engine icon pop on...press hazard light and drove out road. 1st debug suspect plug.change new 4 plug symptom still happen.took out air filter cover then saw my redline dropin filter not in tight position. open the throttle body intake then saw that blue plastic wrapped butterflies in t/body.
 

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All you need is :
1. Degreaser / multipurpose cleaner
2. Car shampoo
3. Sponge/cloth
4. Tooth brush

My method :

1. Do it in the morning when engine still cool
2. Wash with soap first using sponge, dont spray water yet. Avoid alternator, rocker cover, fuis/electrical box.
3. Lightly rinse with water, just use very low pressure..Avoid alternator, rocker cover, fuis/electrical box.
4. Start spraying degreaser on oily areas......brush with toothbrush for thick oil gunk
5. Spray summore degreaser and let it settle...
6. Rinse out again (same as no3.)
7. Wipe with cloth & leave engine to dry for a while
8. Start engine.....leave on for a while to dry out engine completely...

Done...time to take approx 1 hour
 

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Dare not let the car wash fella wash the engine bay seriously... Saw it with my own eye... Apparently this guy came to full car wash... Wash outside, open bonnet, the bangla spray till stim stim... Really nice n clean the engine bay...After that, car cannot start d... The customer also bengang...have to push the car.

For me, I will DIY to clean the engine bay once in 6 months... Good exercise for us too.

What I need are :
1. Car shampoo
2. WD40
3. 50 or 100ml of minyak tanah
4. Sponge / cloth
5. toothbrush

Procedures :
1. Spray oil gunk accumulated area with WD40 and brush with toothbrush.
2. Then use cloth together with minyak tanah, wipe the oil gunk area.
3. Repeat step 1 & 2 till clean.
4. Spray water (small n slow one, avoid alternator, rocker cover, fuis/electrical box)
5. Wash with car shampoo.
6. Spray water again to remove all shampoo.
7. Wipe the wet area with cloth
8. Then only on engine and let it run for 5-10 minutes.

Total time about 1 to 1.5 hours.
 

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now i also scared after so many comments i just blow with pressure air gun every week....i normally set the ais presure to 120psi....
 

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If u have your own air gun then ok la...can spray anytime u wan.

Takkan I go my mechanic shop and pinjam the air gun every week. My mechanic also bengang.
 

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no la bro i never own a shop i just work at a place with all things available but only the tool in inch not mm.....LOL
Seems like you are dealing with bigger machines... :proud::proud:

P/S - Plan to have a look at my engine bay this weekend to see how's its condition. :biggrin:
 

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usually if i go to the car wash shop, i will tell them which part of the engine will gonna be covered, and i'm gonna observe them carefully where they spraying the water around the engine, the once finished wash the engine, make sure you ask the "tukang cuci" to use the air compressor gun to dry out all the water covered on the engine.. and don't forget to ask them to spray air gun bellow the bonnet engine if you have a insulator engine below the bonnet, coz sometimes if the water still not dry out on the insulated, the water will fell on somw of the important engine part and maybe can causing damage on electrical component... that usually my practices la if i wash my engine at the car wash... :smile:
 

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hahaha....aerospace company bro....
With bigger air gun too? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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usually if i go to the car wash shop, i will tell them which part of the engine will gonna be covered, and i'm gonna observe them carefully where they spraying the water around the engine, the once finished wash the engine, make sure you ask the "tukang cuci" to use the air compressor gun to dry out all the water covered on the engine.. and don't forget to ask them to spray air gun bellow the bonnet engine if you have a insulator engine below the bonnet, coz sometimes if the water still not dry out on the insulated, the water will fell on somw of the important engine part and maybe can causing damage on electrical component... that usually my practices la if i wash my engine at the car wash... :smile:
Well, I don't really trust them after I saw what happen at the car wash nearby my area. The most also I will ask them to wash the bottom of my ride.
 

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damn fast la you guys...below 2 hours can finish already...:congrats:
 
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