washed car motor now it backfires

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  1. repda916

    repda916 New Member

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    I washed my chevy s-10 today and the motor at one of them quater car washes where you do it your self. i washed the motor with the engine wash and then rinsed it down with regular water. when i was done i was on my way, i thought. I drove for about 1 min then i hear backfire i pull over and put it in N and gas it then the back fire put put motor shaking like crazy and then it dies. If i let it sit for a min or two then start it it runs fine at a idle for about 40 sec then the motor starts to shake like crazy. We ran the truck for a good hour of this problem start stop start stop and it still wont run normal.....

    Any ideas?
     
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    water in your distributor? casuing a missfire? :dunno:
     
  3. repda916

    repda916 New Member

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    that fixed it thanks
     
  4. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    next time you do that, put a plastic bag over the distributor
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Sounds like a good reason to not wash your engine. Also a good reason why all cars/trucks should come with bellypans to keep the engine clean in the first place.
     
  6. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    if you take the proper precautions, there is no reason to not wash under the hood when you need to.
     
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    Also shouldn't use high pressure while washing it.

    When I wash my truck's engine I do the following:

    -Cover the intake filter
    -spray the motor with a 70/30 mix of water/simple green
    -hose the motor down with light pressure (Just the hose with no attachment)
    -use a leaf blower to dry the motor
    -dry any left over wet spots with air compressor
    -light mist of silicone spray over the whole motor for that extra shine

    Done this plenty of times on many different vehicles, never once had a problem.
     
  8. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    also want to put plastic over the computers on the firewall.
     
  9. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    now to fix your grammar
     
  10. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    god you're an idiot. washing an engine bay is fine if you take the proper steps first.
     
  11. Fareo

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    :ugh: oooooor .. you could just take alil effort and do it right?
     

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