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Need to wash my engine.how should i do it? - 1993 Chevrolet Suburban

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  • Richard Scordino Jun 06, 2010

    Don't! (unless you like electrical malfunctions.)

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Make sure you cover the distributor cap. You can go to a self serve car wash, pick up a couple of cans of Gunk Engine Degreaser, some car washes have a setting for engine cleaner.

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