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    Hi boys i clean my engine bay every week with cleaner yet ive never used a pressure washer on it which id love to do to get to bits i cant get to.. im just looking to see if i can get some advice on if its safe to do so on a vectra if so do i need to wrap up any connections thanks everyone

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    one word dont do it makes everything rusty

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    I did mine a couple of weeks back with no problems. You can wrap the electrical components up but IMO there no need to as long as you don't directly blast them at close proximity. The electrical components under the bonnet are designed to get wet to a certain degree, splashing from deep puddles, condensation from cold and heat etc....... The answer is a good degreaser and a stiff brush then you shouldn't need to go hell for leather with a pressure washer. I always make sure the engine is heated up when I do it to help dry off any water a bit quicker, just avoid directly power washing the exhaust manifold. I use Auto Glym Engine and Machine Cleaner on mine, does a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    I did mine a couple of weeks back with no problems. You can wrap the electrical components up but IMO there no need to as long as you don't directly blast them at close proximity. The electrical components under the bonnet are designed to get wet to a certain degree, splashing from deep puddles, condensation from cold and heat etc....... The answer is a good degreaser and a stiff brush then you shouldn't need to go hell for leather with a pressure washer. I always make sure the engine is heated up when I do it to help dry off any water a bit quicker, just avoid directly power washing the exhaust manifold. I use Auto Glym Engine and Machine Cleaner on mine, does a great job.
    great advice thanks mate

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