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If I want to wash the engine, with degreaser and a water hose, what are the important parts of the engine to cover on a 1998 Nissan 200sx

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The first thing thet you need make is eemove the negative terminal cable on the battery then the positive. There is not specific parts, just be carefull and pay attention in each task.

Next, cover any exposed electrical components with a plastic bag or plastic wrap. This will prevent the electrical components of the car from being exposed to water which will be needed.

Cover the breather or air intake and carburetor on older engines with heavy aluminum foil or plastic. You may choose to tape or tie this in place, since water can cause serious problems if allowed into this area.

Brush any loose dirt or debris from the engine surfaces, either using a stiff bristle paint brush, or a plastic bristle cleaning brush.

Mix a solution of "grease cutting" dish detergent and water, using about 2 cups detergent to one gallon water. If you have other instrcutions from your specifi product, keep it.

Brush your solution on the engine, working it into the dirtiest areas, wetting them thoroughly.

Get a garden pressure hose. Thoroughly rinse the engine. Consult the vehicle's service manual and look up material that will be needed to clean the engine block and other metal parts. For heavy grease, you may have to use a solvent like mineral spirits, but engine de-greaser, available at automotive supply stores would be better. A household de-greaser such as Simple Green may also be effective. Be sure to follow the instructions on the container.

Remove plastic after rinsing engine and cleaning away residue of whatever chemical that you used to clean the metal components. Let the engine dry. Most engines with high energy ignitions will run with the plug wires (and distributor) wet, but may misfire or run "rough" until these components dry out completely.

Remove all the materials you used to cover electrical and fuel system components.

The parts that you need be very carefull are the ECU, coils (if you have it), distributor and all the sensor harnesses plugged directly to the engine.

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1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 2
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1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 3
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1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 4
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1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 5
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1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 7
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