On a 'regular' engine it is ok, as long as you don't saturate anything. I detailed cars for the longest time and have had no trouble with water damage. Just make sure the seals and hoses are connected properly before beginning.Treydot said:I was somewhat surprized when a service rep at my local Toyota dealer said it would be OK to Hose accumulated dust off the engines. Can this be right?
not a service bulletin, but a service campaign. LSC/SSC 40E.Tony Liscio said:Reason: There was a service bulletin put out by Toyota last year where I took my Prius in and the tech added a seal under the hood at the top by the wiper blades, because Prius owners where complaning of water getting into the engine's compartment when going thru car washes and that was a concern for Toyota to keep water OUT of the engines compartment. I detailed my Prius for
5 Auto Show's and 4 Show and Display events, 2 at Penn State Univ. Shenango Campus Engr.Classes and 2 at a Votech School in 2004.
I wiped the engine's compartment with a damp rag or a dry rag to remove the dust. Then I wax what I think needs to shine. Ask that Toyota tech, if he is a Prius Tech, to read about the water leaking when going thru car washes service bulletin.