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Posted: 05/27/19 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I'm one of those "nuts" too. Have always washed my engine compartment several times a year, but, got into the habit young with hotrod vehicles and my later years with Dodge Viper, Saleen Extreme and supercharged Jeep. Just like seeing any potential leaks/issues early and yes, does help upon resale. Careful around the fuse boxes but otherwise a good spraying does wonders.

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I want to spray down the radiator too. I know road grime etc can decrease the cooling efficiency of the AC condenser and the radiator. Not sure How To do the radiator though.. Maybe a wand that I can use to spray from the inside out?


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Some of you guys are way too lax and sloppy regarding maintenance of your RVs.

The day before yesterday I removed the engine battery on our Class C motorhome and completely cleaned the tray it sits in. I'm sure glad that the DW didn't find out that I was "wasting my time" doing that. [emoticon]


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I do this too, short of the waxing part. I do use silicone like the dealers use and spray all the rubber etc. to make it look pretty.

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You know, my old ex father-in-law once tried to turn a garden hose on one of my engines. I sent him packing. LOL do you guys really take a garden hose to your engine compartment?

I can’t even imagine what that would do to your electrical connections.

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I power wash all my vehicles, off road vehicles and even the trailer when I'm finished with them. A light spray on engines then let them run for 5 minutes till they warm up.

As far as water getting into electrical connections: If you drive in the rain, drive through puddles, water sprays into your engine compartment. i have yet to have an electrical issue.
Now, I don't use an open water hose and douse the wires but washing with a light spray after a little simple green is nice.

Sold my 08 Jk a few months ago, removed all carpets and seats and power washed the seats and using compressed air blew them dry, sat in the sun for a week and looked brand new.
New owner was very impressed, I got top dollar and my '19 Jl Rubicon sits in my garage.

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Maybe your wife is really saying that you spend all your time waxing the RV hood but won't wax the house floor or furniture.

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Absolutely agree with all the other guys that clean their engines. I have never, ever not gotten top dollar from usually the first potential buyer who would exclaim "wow that's clean, you must take good care of this". If you are kooky enough to keep a clean engine you must be passionate about taking care of the rest. And I am.

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suprz wrote:

Wife thinks I'm nuts...


Don't let her away with thinking that about you. Have your therapist call her and straighten her out ! [emoticon]

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