Wash Engine Tragedy !

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Yesterday nite.. Shiok shiok, I send my car to the Car Wash and also ask them to cuci engine... :rolleyes:

Cilaka... My engine was too sparkling clean.. they even scrap some of the paint OFF my Engine Block colour.. (Which I took leave to DIY Spray it... :( ) and also scrap the black paint off my radiators... :ph34r:

WOAH !! :blink: :angry:

What ler... Now I need to spend my 1st day of RAYA holiday to re-spray my Rocker Cover.. :( and buy black paint for my Radiator... :(
 

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Forgot to mention..

After finish, I start my engine.. the car like gonna die like that... White smoke came out from the exhasut.. Sounded like when you start your car in Genting after parking for 3 days..

Then when drive.. No power.. RPM don't want to climb... :(

Have to warm up kau kau.. and drive around the highway to become normal again..

Washing engine like that one ah ?
 

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Johnson,

Ur car is a carb rite? It is possible that some water either went into the carb or kena the distibutor... so after driving a while the heat probably evaporated the water off...
 

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also not forgetting usually they will use some very powerfull degreaser/almost acidic to clean of the dirt in the engine bay so i'm not suprised if your DIY spraying got washed off since you must have used normal spray not meant for automobile
 

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Hmm.... maybe you should try those high temperature paint and a coat of protective layer (um.. dunno wat it is called). I think u can find those in DIY hardware shops (like ACE hardware...etc).

Alternatively, after spraying your rockercover, you can put it in an oven so that the paint 'eat' on your cover and won't come off (like those you see when people repaint their car in oven booth)
 

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Originally posted by Bert@Nov 21 2003, 10:33 AM
Johnson,

Ur car is a carb rite? It is possible that some water either went into the carb or kena the distibutor... so after driving a while the heat probably evaporated the water off...
Yup.. It's a carb...

Now, after parking under the sun and some driving.. The car acted normal again.. :)
 

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Originally posted by vyruzj@Nov 21 2003, 10:58 AM
Hmm.... maybe you should try those high temperature paint and a coat of protective layer (um.. dunno wat it is called). I think u can find those in DIY hardware shops (like ACE hardware...etc).

Alternatively, after spraying your rockercover, you can put it in an oven so that the paint 'eat' on your cover and won't come off (like those you see when people repaint their car in oven booth)
HI..

The coat of protective layer, is it an enamel or something ?

Haa... Maybe I can try bake it in my oven :) Should be easier :) Thanks.
 

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I did my cover last time... used std spray painbt and on top of that I did a clear coat onto the rocker cover. Did 3 layers of clearcoat on it. Never came out when I used engien degreaser on my car. (I dont liek those car wash guys as they dunno hwo to cover the engine parts properly!)

Actually before you start, you should sand it lightly to make the surface rough so that the paint will bite better. Also forget the baking as the engine will be hotter than your oven! Thats a better baking tool!

Alternatives to maintain your engien now is to buy some light oil and spray it onto the engine. Use a cloth to wipe off all the oil and dirt.
 

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Hi Bert..

Thanks for the advice.
What clear coat did you use ? The Spraying type ? For Metal ?

thanks.
 

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Agree with Haltech! Those washers will simply tembak everywhere. If yours is a modern car with lots of electronics, it will die.

Johnson,
I think they sprayed water or detergent into your open pod filter. Some of the detergent they use are pretty corrosive and with the pressure gun, your paint will be affected. Worst still, some of them shops use diesel, which is a NO-NO.

Normally, I'll use those cleaning agents from the accessory shop. Those sprayed on and wipe type. Then, hose down and avoiding certain critical parts e.g. distributor and the electronic stuff. Cover them with plastic bags helps, too.
 

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Johnsonlam : The meterial they use to spray to your engine bay is very strong... Smells bit like horse urine.. Wait till you see my Filter piping and my ex valve cover, shock you man... haha..
Better dun ask them to spray the chemical thing to your engine, just use normal sabun ok dy.
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Jon : do u saw wat color of liquid they use to wash ur enjin bay? our side here normally they use Red in color, those red color is use for clean Air Cond...is strong and very powerfull(my house also got...). those can clean dirty & oily stain... jst spray some on top and the stain will gone, see how powerfull ? :)

erm...mine not serious as urs, jst my POWER STEERING cap sticker become white color only... hahaha... others still okie~ :lol:

so better wash with ur self lo next time~
 

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Originally posted by halteche6k@Nov 21 2003, 02:34 PM
My all time advice is watever engine u r having , DONT WASH YOUR ENGINE !!

its onlie my advice.... its up 2 u !!
watabout those professional car care centres? i'm sure they have enough experience to cover parts properly right? anyone have any experience with these kinda places? my engine bay needs a wash badly le ...
 

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Thanks all for your reply..
I will remind myself to WASH my OWN ENGINE next time.. :( :angry:

Will try out all you guy's great technics... Should be much better and engine shining clean :)

THANKS AGAIN !
 

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do you guys think that there are any other benifits to a clean engine other than looking good ?


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Originally posted by Wayward@Nov 26 2003, 01:48 AM
do you guys think that there are any other benifits to a clean engine other than looking good ?


Wayward
Easy to locate parts in the car..

"OH, there is the battery... couldn't see it at first.." haha.. joking..
 

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Ohh no wonder la last time my car went through a bad flood then for a few mins the engine really no power.... rpm cannot climb above a certain level. Cannot use 2nd gear also... no power. Even on 1st gear, need to neutral, rev engine a little then only release clutch and keep repeating that. If I left it in 1st gear also I think the engine would have died and then I was afraid couldn't start back the car. Scary man... I put hazard light to stop for a while then drove on, still same problem... after a while then ok already.
 

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Originally posted by halteche6k@Nov 21 2003, 02:34 PM
My all time advice is watever engine u r having , DONT WASH YOUR ENGINE !!

its onlie my advice.... its up 2 u !!
I agree wit haltech don ever wash ebgine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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guy can wash engine with engine degreaser or oven cleaner which is more friendly but not friendly to your hand and nose coz the smell is worst like killing your nose.

Spray it all over then wipe off with clothes. Remember no water.

I if the stain still remain use carbie cleaner they are stronger but still engine friendly. But don't shoot on hot header otherwise you will need fire extinguisher.

^_^
 

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last time in AUS i used to wash my own engine bay as well.....i just buy some kinda can thing......wat is it called oledi ah.....degreaser.....ya ya....just spray it all over the parts tat is dirty n wanna wash.....leave in for a while n then u can notice tat all the dirty parts starts to melt down n by then u can start spraying ur engine bay with high pressure water to hose away all the dirty sutffs....but do take in mind to cover the air filter n dun spray the cables where it connects from the spark plug......after tat quite satisfy also...but will notice tat the engine sounds different....like got bubble inside....then after a while it will resume to normal again loh......

PS: my own experience only..... :P