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Re: engine cleaning
I would NOT steam clean the engine. "Steam" includes the high pressure
washers at car washes.
Aside from the potential electrical and other problems the water might
cause, this will result in loss of the protective "wax" coating on the
engine. It will look nice and clean at first, but soon it will look like
hell, unless you restore the protective coating. The aluminum in
particular will corrode/oxidize without the coating.
Use a solvent type cleaner instead, like Simple Green or Gunk, which can be
rinsed off with ordinary water. This will leave the "wax" coating intact.
You still have to be careful with the electricals, etc.