How to clean the engine?

Regardless of you want to clean the engine on a dedicated washing or by yourself, you need to follow certain rules:

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  • Do not clean the engine on a cold or, conversely, at the operating temperature. The optimum temperature – 30-40 C
  • Water should be about the same temperature as the engine itself (permissible + 10C)
  • The air intake must be covered from water (e.g., via plastic bag fixed by tape)
  • If you have an alarm system, it should also “hide” to avoid the ingress of water
  • you should protect the wiring, electrical equipment and battery (for example, using the plastic bag, fixed with adhesive tape)
  • It is dangerous to clean the engine with oil and / or gasoline and kerosene (there is a risk of fire)
  • there is an opinion that it is possible to use a dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent. It is not necessary to experiment, because their composition is still a mystery that – it is unknown how a substance will affect on the engine parts.