Can the engine bay be sprayed down with water for cleaning? After failing to properly put the radiator hose back on, it consequently blew off on and there is now coolant all over.
Simple Green is some good stuff. This is my engine compartment cleaner of choice, as well. :smiley_thumbs_up:I clean mine all the time and have done so for years on many vehicles. I usually use simple green unless I really need a strong de-greaser. I never cover anything, but don't use a pressure washer and try to avoid blasting anything with the full jet. I just use the spray pattern and rinse the soap away, never had any issues. BTW, used to run a mobile detail business and have always done it this way.
Good point. Alternators get wet when you drive in the rain but dry fast due to heat, but I always go with light spray around fuse boxes, electrical junctions and firewall grommet areas. You really don't want to hit any electrical connectors much if you can avoid it. It's best to error on the side of caution, stick with a light spray for a rinse and if you have stubborn areas hit them by hand and lightly rinse.Simple Green is some good stuff. This is my engine compartment cleaner of choice, as well. :smiley_thumbs_up:
I'd still recommend covering alternator/electrical connections for a newbie to engine cleaning, though.
You state that you used to do detailing, so you know exactly what to spray or not spray. Many guys however, do not.