[Vwdiesel] blinking alternator light
vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 12 10:19:13 EST 2006
I've hosed my engine off lots of times and never had a
I cannot imagine that the IP gets hot enough to warp,
I've never even noticed steam coming off of it while
washing the engine down.
The exhaust would be a much more likely candidate for
warpage, though for as much warning as I've see I've
never had a problem with that either.
Once my old Beetle didn't want to start up until I
dried out the distributor, but that was the only
problem ever. I don't think there is really too much
to worry about in the engine compartment of an old
--- MLightner <mikel at buncombe.main.nc.us> wrote:
> I heard somewhere that it's risky to spray a warm
> diesel due to the possibility of causing warpage to
> the IP - do you let the vehicle sit until it's
> cooled off a certain amount, or just avoid hitting
> the IP with the water stream? Any other precautions
> such as apply to gassers? Needless to say, my
> diesel engines have always ended up looking fairly
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