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I went in a drive through carwash and now all sorts of sensors are going off. Ex....oil pressure and what not. I am wondering if somehow the wiring harness or other electrical components like the distributor cap getting wet could make this happen

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Hi dampness is always a problem u need to keep the engine running through the wash

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