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Re: [Shop-talk] Pressure Washing 'Modern' Truck

To: Bob Spidell <> 2903e8d5c8f:6.0.138,18.0.572,17.0.605.474.0000000 definitions=2020-02-14_11:2020-02-14_02,2020-02-14_11,2020-01-23_02 signatures=0 clxscore=1015 mlxlogscore=999 suspectscore=0 malwarescore=0 adultscore=0 spamscore=0 mlxscore=0 phishscore=0 classifier=spam adjust=0 reason=mlx scancount=1 engine=8.12.0-2202240000 definitions=main-2206100079
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Pressure Washing 'Modern' Truck
From: Tom Coradeschi <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:35:33 -0400
Cc: Shop Talk <>
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Iâ??m not a fan of doing so. My pressure washer has a soap applicator tip and 
soap reservoir. I would use that to get it good and sudsy, but I am thinking 
that rinsing with a garden hose will be a lot less likely to get water 
somewhere you donâ??t want it to be. 

Tom Coradeschi

> On Jun 10, 2022, at 1:21 PM, Bob Spidell <> wrote:
> I have a '96 Ranger that will be due for a CA smog check in a couple 
> months. I've been using it for farm duties and transport to hay baling 
> assignments, and the engine compartment's gotten a good cake of dust. Besides 
> the 'usual' prep--injector cleaner, clean the (K&N) air filter, fresh gas and 
> oil, etc.--I'm thinking of pressure washing the engine because, well, because 
> it looks like crap. I know appearances don't count--OBDII and tailpipe 
> emissions only--but I need to wash my riding lawnmower and I'll have the 
> pressure hooked-up anyway ...
> So, anyone had an issue pressure washing a new(ish) vehicle with ECU, CoP, 
> etc.? I don't think twice about pressure washing my old cars and tractors, 
> except for maybe losing some paint, and if they won't start I know it's a 
> matter of getting the electricals dried out, but a newer vehicle with their 
> 'delicate' electronics?
> TIA,
> Bob
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