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Old 04-07-2007, 06:37 AM   #37
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Dude there's like 5 different actual horsepower units and methods of calculations. PS, BHP, HP are the most common, but most end up within about 5% of each other, so it's not too bad. I think this is the cause of this slight difference in ratings

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:30 PM   #38
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I brought my car into the shop once and the guy did it for me (since at the time I had no clue how to do it myself...)

He kept the engine running, put a plastic bag over something, sprayed a whole can of degreaser, then hosed everything off...
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:32 PM   #39
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Im planning to wash down my engine bay.... Just wondering, do I need to cover any part before applying the degreaser, or just go ahead, rinse, appply degreaser and rinse and wipe?
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:43 AM   #40
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cover your AFE intake , and go for it
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:05 AM   #41
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I did this when i had my ford escort. And then the car ran like crap afterwards cause i burnt out a coil.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:26 AM   #42
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I did this when i had my ford escort. And then the car ran like crap afterwards cause i bought a ford.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #43
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The stock Yaris air intake curls up like a ram's horn in front of the air box, behind the bulkhead that holds the radiator, on the driver's side. Don't spray water straight into it.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:38 AM   #44
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As for horsepower ratings, those are nominal anyway. You'll find considerable variations between individual cars of the same model, and with the same car from one dyno run to another. What you normally measure on a chassis dyno, that is really put from the wheels to the road, is a good bit less than the manufacturer's engine HP rating. Not worth quibbling over a few digits on the rating.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #45
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You can use Simple Green instead of the engine degreaser and a sponge and wash it carefully. Then dry and do the tire shine treatment. Awesome results Razr!
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:21 PM   #46
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You can use Simple Green instead of the engine degreaser and a sponge and wash it carefully. Then dry and do the tire shine treatment. Awesome results Razr!
Simple Green is environmentally friendly, but also dish washing liquid can be used with a soft brush. Yes, I am environmentally friendly.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:19 PM   #47
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should i cover the rotor and battery while hosing it down?
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:10 PM   #48
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should i cover the rotor and battery while hosing it down?
What rotor? The Yaris doesn't have a distributor.

You can't hurt the battery by spraying water on it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:04 PM   #49
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What rotor? The Yaris doesn't have a distributor.

You can't hurt the battery by spraying water on it.
oh, i thought you call that thingy a rotor.. it at the engine near the coolant
i dunno what its called it looks round and metal (description doesnt help)

anyways is there anything or part i need to be aware of while hosing the engine bay with water?
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:21 PM   #50
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I think it would be wise to put a plastic bag over the alternator. I also would leave the engine cover on to avoid a build-up of water where the plugs etc sit. That's me though. I never have with intention sprayed my engine with water for cleaning purposes. Last, not wise to do a hot motor.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:24 PM   #51
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I hate dust and dirt on the engine cover...! I'll take a picture of mine, ass soon as I stick the little "Toyota" badge on it, and paint it all flat black! :P
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:37 PM   #52
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so after the rinse and dry with rag, how long should you wait to start the car? ive cracked a block before cleaning the engine, though it was a 25yr old car and had no protection against water for the most part. but just want to make sure i dont ruin anything. thank you
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #53
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do we need to cover somestuff?
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #54
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do we need to cover somestuff?
Read my post entry a couple up from yours. That's my personal recommendation and how I do it. In my opinion, done once all you have to do later is a casual wipe down.
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