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    Default engine steam clean??

    what does the engine steam clean do?
    i'm asking as i had a small fire under the bonnet a few weeks ago.I used the wrong type of wire for the foglights and they melted and sparks were flying i panicked a bit and used the fire extinguiser.There is now residue from the fire extinguisher around the engine, i cleared most of it away but there are still some parts i can't reach to.

    Its not to bad but i thought maybe get a steam clean would that sort the mess out. what d'ya think

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    Just get a home power washer on it, use a cheap engine degreaser can from a quid shop, spray that all around the bay etc and blast off with the washer, avoid hitting the alternator and ECU casing as neither like the wet stuff. hth.

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    Use some tin foil to cover sensitive parts. I wouldn't use a pressure washer.

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    I would leave it as is, I dont steam clean or power wash the engine bay...clean my hand if req, why risk it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
    I would leave it as is, I dont steam clean or power wash the engine bay...clean my hand if req, why risk it ?
    You mean clean by hand and he needs to get rid of the mess caused by the fire and putting that fire out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    Use some tin foil to cover sensitive parts. I wouldn't use a pressure washer.
    This is the best way

    Cover the alternator and exposed electrical parts (like the battery terminals)

    Give everything a good scrub with a degreaser

    Then hose the stuff off using a normal garden hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    You mean clean by hand and he needs to get rid of the mess caused by the fire and putting that fire out.
    ah, typo !

    [quote=MrLOL;674225]This is the best way

    manage to take any pics of the new car yet ?

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    I'm going to take some tonight i think.

    Ive bought some WD40 over the weekend to get rid of the ugly sticker marks around the numberplate. the supplying dealership stuck them on, but the dealer i bought it from ripped these off, then screwed their ones on, leaving the previous sticky pads behind. Ugly as hell

    Also got myself a dremel with polishing attachment for the stainless exhausts. The previous owner obv. never cleaned them as it took me hours of polishing by hand to get them anything like. And even then they werent properly shiny. Dremel should sort it though

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