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    Steam cleaning

    Just wanted to ask your opinion on steam cleaning my engine.
    It has a lot of dried oil on the front from a previous oil leak (I think as I have receipts for oil leak fixing).

    Will it knacker anything as that is my main worry or if so what is the bust way to clean it?

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    Someone steam cleaned a pug 206 HDI engine at work and they killed the ECU.

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    Some folk say its ok if you cover modules etc but ive never chanced it and never would mate

    Some good engine cleaner and elbow grease would be better me thinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by watty View Post
    Some folk say its ok if you cover modules etc but ive never chanced it and never would mate

    Some good engine cleaner and elbow grease would be better me thinks
    this, just takes more time but the results are worth it

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    Cheers guys, looks like I will be getting my hands dirty this week.

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    I done it every 6 months on my old derv 306 without a problem. Done the BMW once without issue, covered coil packs etc, had a bin bag across the top of the heatsheild/airfilter and left the bugger running throughout. TBF, I was shitting myself though!

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