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Tomorow I will be detailing my engine. Does anyone have any advice or recomendations? Ive already read the instructions on se-r.net. I heard that the snap on caps for one gallon jugs will fit perfectly into the spark plug holes and will keep the water out. I guess ill give that a try.
 

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man, detailing your engine is so much damn fun, i think i might do mine tommorrow if it's nice..just to see if i can get it any freakin' cleaner.


good luck, post pics if you can, i'll try too..

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As far as cleaning the engine and hoses I used CD-2 detailing kit makes the engine look brand new. Cost about 7-12 dollars depending on where you go.
If you don't want to do that then just by some engine degreaser and armorall or something to that nature to make the engine shiny. Don't forget to cover up your distributor,coil,alternator and all other electrical components I did not mention.
 

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JUST MAKE SURE YOU PLUGS WIRES ARE ON TIGHT!!
Doe! One time I washed the engine and got all kinds of water in the spark plug chutes.
Talk about idle problems!!! and I had to suck it out with a straw!!! YUK!!

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there is good engine detailing document on the se-r.net site, its really detailed (no pun intended) and a good thing to check out, ill right back later with the url for it but its not that hard to find..


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SmoothDaddyFig:
JUST MAKE SURE YOU PLUGS WIRES ARE ON TIGHT!!
Doe! One time I washed the engine and got all kinds of water in the spark plug chutes.
Talk about idle problems!!! and I had to suck it out with a straw!!! YUK!!

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Or after you wash your car take a sock and attatch it to a long screw driver and soak up the water, then turn your car on for about 5 mins to let it warm up, then you should open your hood and let the water evaporate out of the plug wells, you may need to do this a few times, i did my engine and only did it once and i still had crappy idle for a few days.


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Yes unfortunately that happened to me the very first time I detailed my engine the car was at an angle slanting towards the passenger side and the water could not go anywhere when I noticed it. I thought I cleaned it all out till the next day I drove my car to work and it was running sluggish I thought I blew my engine then found out what had happened was some water went down to my spark plugs. I took the wires out and let the heat of the engine evaporate the water and luckily the car ran normal after it dried out. Never will I make a mistake like that again
 
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