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Old Tue, Feb-21-2017, 09:06:17 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning engine bay with exposed intake filter?

This is the first car I've owned where the air intake has an exposed filter, any tips on what to do when cleaning the engine bay? If I cover it in towels/plastic bag and clean like I normally do (P21S Total Auto Wash and spray down with water) should I be OK?

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This is the first car I've owned where the air intake has an exposed filter, any tips on what to do when cleaning the engine bay? If I cover it in towels/plastic bag and clean like I normally do (P21S Total Auto Wash and spray down with water) should I be OK?

Ive seen similar bays cleaned while the filter was wrapped in a plastic bag.

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Plastic bag, or take it off and stuff a rag in the intake tube.
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I often do not pay attention to cleaning the engine bay

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Default Re: Cleaning engine bay with exposed intake filter?

Definitely "cover" the filter.

Are you looking at "high" pressure wash? or "garden hose" style?

Better off using low pressure, a good degreaser and lots of elbow grease with some good quality brushes and then rinse. Too many electrical connections that can cause havoc later on.
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