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How concerned should I be about road salt. It can get pretty severe on my commute between NYC and Toronto. I am doing my best to keep it rinsed off, but I am noticing quit a bit of build up in the engine compartment. What is the best way to deal with this. I am obviously concerned about introducing water to the electronics. What about steam cleaning?

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steam cleaning will remove corrosion inhibitor applied at the factory. click on my photobucket album and scroll down to one of the pictures of my old lump. that motor was only 4 years old and i only powerwashed it 3 or 4 times. now i never use anything other than cool water with a hose and no attachments. in the winter i usually rinse all my vehicles with cool water, warm water will dilute the salt and get it in places you dont want it in. make sure the engine is cool before rinsing it, otherwise you run the risk of cooling down the metal too fast and could crack an exhaust manifold. just be careful to avoid the alternator,ignition electric components, and make sure you are in an enviroment where the water wont freeze after you rinse it. if the vehicle doesnt start after you rinse it, you just have to wait awhile until the water evaporates and the ignition dries out.
 

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You should be very concerned about road salt, there is no harm in getting your engine steam cleaned or washed, once you realize thats its not as hard as it seems you will be at ease with it. What I do to clean the engine bay of my car is first let the engine cool down and then put plastic on the ecu (if its in engine bay) and spark-plugs and then wash/steam clean it. If you would rather prefer a professional steam cleaning job then I would recommend you get in touch with DetailXperts (Welcome to DetailXPerts ? The First Eco Friendly Steam Cleaning Car Wash Franchise In The World), tried and tested!
 

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You should be very concerned about road salt, there is no harm in getting your engine steam cleaned or washed, once you realize thats its not as hard as it seems you will be at ease with it. What I do to clean the engine bay of my car is first let the engine cool down and then put plastic on the ecu (if its in engine bay) and spark-plugs and then wash/steam clean it. If you would rather prefer a professional steam cleaning job then I would recommend you get in touch with DetailXperts (Welcome to DetailXPerts ? The First Eco Friendly Steam Cleaning Car Wash Franchise In The World), tried and tested!
Your first post on this forum is answering a 2005 post. hmmm.....
 
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