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Re: Engine cleaning tips

    I hose down my engine every spring to wash off the winter accumulation
of salt and road sand. I've never had a problem with either the '86 5ktq,
the '91 200q, or the '94 S4 (which I hosed down last week to remove 5
winters worth of sand).
    I run the engine until it is just warm (about 2 minutes or so) and hose
away, being careful to avoid the alternator, distributor, etc. I let it sit
with the hood up for a couple of hours and fire it up. I've never had a
problem with poor running, wet connectors, or electrical or electronic

Fred Munro
'94 S4  91k km

----- Original Message -----
From: Rex Pedersen <fega@fega.com>
To: audi <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Engine cleaning tips

> Don't forget, most of the engine is electronic. It's hard to wrap little
> bags around every connection and sensor. My 10 5cylinders, by comparison
> are not as sophisticated as the newer breed, but are enough to become
> unreliable after a washing.
> V8Q's don't like it much either... I did mine and ran like s#!t for better
> part of a day. Not sure if this does any permanent damage.
> Rex Pedersen
> 85 5ks
> 86 5ks wagon
> 87 5ksQ
> 90 V8q