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#799578 - 10th Jun 2013 8:44pm Where can I get an engine steam cleaned
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Does anyone know where I can get an engine steam cleaned and how much

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#799597 - 10th Jun 2013 10:23pm Re: Where can I get an engine steam cleaned [Re: neilmcc]
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you would be better with engine degreaser/tfr and a pressure washer

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#799609 - 10th Jun 2013 10:54pm Re: Where can I get an engine steam cleaned [Re: neilmcc]
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It's a fiesta xr2 I was told to steer clear of jet washes

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#799616 - 11th Jun 2013 12:15am Re: Where can I get an engine steam cleaned [Re: neilmcc]
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Last time I had an engine steam cleaned, after a particularly bad oil leak, was at the American Car Wash on Hoylake Rd.

It cost about a tenner, and they gave the car a quick wash afterwards as it does spray onto the car.

Google gives their number as 653 2225 so might be worth giving them a call first to check.

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#799982 - 12th Jun 2013 12:41pm Re: Where can I get an engine steam cleaned [Re: neilmcc]
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I'd never steam clean a modern engine. In fact most of them have a symbol stamped into the plastic of a pressure washer with a big cross through it.

Not only does it bring a risk of damaging electrics, many parts and seals are designed to expect a bit of wet through driving through water, but not under pressure.

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#800126 - 12th Jun 2013 8:54pm Re: Where can I get an engine steam cleaned [Re: Gibbo]
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its a 1987 ford fiesta xr2 car so should be ok going to take it to bubbles when i get a chance

cheers neil

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