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Cleaning engine

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubles' started by almypal26, May 4, 2012.

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  1. almypal26

    almypal26 Member

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    After reading some posts about cleaning the engine, it appears it would not be a wise thing to do (hose and water). Anyone with any experience in cleaning the engine? :confused:
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    Feri Active Member

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    I've sprayed mine down a few times, especially after rats have nested over night. Lately I use compressed air to dry off the electrical bits. Haven't had a problem so far.
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  3. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

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    My dealer used the engine de-greaser to clean mine before installing the new intake manifold. No problems to date.
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