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RolyPoly
26-10-2005, 08:55 PM
Would anyone know where I can get my car engine washed?
I have not done it for a long time.

Secondly, will regular engine wash affect a car's performance?

Thirdly, is engine way a part of regular car maintenance? How does it help in the maintainance of a car?

Thanks.

fatslab
26-10-2005, 10:24 PM
Hey Roly..first and foremost, if you are driving a fuel-injection car or one that has an ECU, it's better to go back to the authorised service centre to get your car engine washed..but otherwise, you could go to any 3rd party professional engine cleaner. One reliable shop that I know of is at Seapark, behind Sunrise Roast Duck..the corner shop. Sorry I've forgotten the name of the shop..

The answer to your 3rd question is..constantly feed your engine with sushi! :D ...just kidding...
If your car is aging, it's good to have a top overhaul. Symptoms of an aging car could be a high fuel and engine oil consumption than usual..just follow your regular maintenance manual provided...

VeeJay
27-10-2005, 11:40 AM
RolyPoly, if you referring to general engine wash, any car wash center could do it, and it aint expensive....or you could easily do it yourself.

You only need to buy two cans, one is the engine was degreaser, spray it on, and wash off with water, then spray a moisturizer / conditioner, that would do it.

Make sure you close electrical parts such as starter motor...plastic bag would do, and ne important thing is that never ever do an engine was when the engine is hot! That will cause some damage to your gear shift.

cosmic dust
27-10-2005, 05:00 PM
I just got mine wash last week from my mechanics while I went for a regular oil change. He charged me something like RM10. He used some detergent (or maybe it's some sort of chemicals) and a small mild water jet to do it. I believed any mechanics is able to do it..

USJ27Resident
28-10-2005, 02:07 AM
Would anyone know where I can get my car engine washed?
I have not done it for a long time.....

You talking about engine wash or engine flush??? :p

If externally - you can even do it yourself... by using a Engine Cleaner Spray, which breaks down the dirt and grime first, then jet spray ( if you have a K'archer or eqv.) with water...


He used some detergent (or maybe it's some sort of chemicals) and a small mild water jet to do it. I believed any mechanics is able to do it..Alternatively, you could do a 60/40 mix of soapwater and diesel and spray it in the engine compartment... wait a few minutes, then jet spray the engine compartment...

Just remember to cover/wrap the ECU, siren/alarm and fusebox... :p

On the other hand, if it is an Engine Flush - then you need to get it done at the service centre or BUY the Engine Flush and can DIY it too :D