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Old 07-05-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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Is it safe to spray the water hose under your hood?

I'm cleaning all the sand off my car from the beach yesterday... I've never sprayed a hose under my hood though, is it safe? What should I avoid getting wet? Just the battery and coil packs, right?
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Is it safe to spray the water hose under your hood?

Just be sure not to get any water mixed in with your headlight fluid and I think you'll be good to go.
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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Leave it running and hose it off. What'd you do, drive around in the sand?
Yes, that's what happens when you go to the beach.
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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I normally park since I don't drive a dune buggy. Did you take it in the water, too?
lol I can see it now, wearing 80's style short shorts and a pink tanktop tied at the midriff all the while screaming
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:10 PM   #5
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Re: Is it safe to spray the water hose under your hood?

The beach we go to (the only one in Galveston where you can have alcohol) there is nowhere to park except on the sand, and it was real crowded so I had to drive down the beach a bit to find a place.

Some people, like my friend in his Mustang, decided they didn't want to drive on the beach so they parked on one of the streets that leads to the beach. Yeah, he got towed, and it cost him $215 to get his car back.
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:27 PM   #6
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Re: Is it safe to spray the water hose under your hood?

I would have never driven my car in or near that ****...I wouldnt go sprayin my engine bay if I was you
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The beach we go to (the only one in Galveston where you can have alcohol) there is nowhere to park except on the sand, and it was real crowded so I had to drive down the beach a bit to find a place.

Some people, like my friend in his Mustang, decided they didn't want to drive on the beach so they parked on one of the streets that leads to the beach. Yeah, he got towed, and it cost him $215 to get his car back.
... And he's not wondering how to get the sand out of his engine bay



Dont do this with an LT1 too...


(I know you've got an LS1, just getting the warning out there...)
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:48 PM   #8
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I hosed all the sand out of the engine bay and everything's just fine. So no biggie.
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As long as you don't spray directly on electrical components, generally you'll be fine hosing off an engine. I use engine brite and hose off my engine about twice a year. I'm just extra careful around my alternator, pcm and opti. No problems here.
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Re: Is it safe to spray the water hose under your hood?

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As long as you don't spray directly on electrical components, generally you'll be fine hosing off an engine. I use engine brite and hose off my engine about twice a year. I'm just extra careful around my alternator, pcm and opti. No problems here.

i spray my entire engine off with a high pressure hose (like at the do-it yourself car washes) like once a week, electronics and all... i don't put the nozzle very close at all... but unless you got an lt1 with the optispark, i wouldn't worry about it...

i asked in ls1 tech and they all said there isn't really anything to worry about
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I doubt the alternator would be something to worry about. Considering it's at the bottom of the engine bay on an LS1, I'm sure it gets a fair share of water on it when you drive when it's raining.

But yeah, I sprayed down everything in the engine bay, electrics and all, and there's no problems. Everything's pretty water tight I guess.
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Re: Is it safe to spray the water hose under your hood?

Sparying it shouldnt hurt it. Guys with LT1s dont listen to that.
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What about a simple air hose>?
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No harm at all. I work for Benz and anytime I do anything messy under the hood I hit it up with an acidic clenser and hose it off. Good as new!
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No harm at all. I work for Benz and anytime I do anything messy under the hood I hit it up with an acidic clenser and hose it off. Good as new!
Whats the name of your Benz Dealer?
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