Volvo 960 3 ltr 24v Engine Clean By Power Wash

Discussion in 'Volvo 960' started by MPB, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. MPB

    MPB Guest

    Good evening all

    Having recently purchased a Volvo 906 Saloon 3 litre 24v 1996, I am hoping that someone will be able to advise me on whether it is
    ok to steam/pwerwash the engine compartment, and if so, what precautions I have to take with any sensitive parts eg battery.
    The compartment seem rather dirty and would like the best advice please on how to clean it

    Thank you

    MPB, Apr 27, 2005
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    Wilson Guest

    I just power wash my 1998 S90 with clear water
    every spring. Battery included.
    Wilson, Apr 28, 2005
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  3. I dont touch my 1994 850 with a hose in the engine bay anymore, last time I
    did that it cost me $60.00 to have it all dried out, and have the check
    engine light turned off. Maybe it's just specific to the 850 line, but I
    was told on (my car anyway) to just use brake cleaner and spot clean.
    GamePlayer No. 1058, Apr 28, 2005
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    Mike F Guest

    This is what I've learned washing my V70 engine compartment: Don't wash
    if it's even a little bit warm, water will get sucked into the
    distributor cap as it cools. (You don't have a distributor cap.) Keep
    all water away from the top of the engine, as it will get under the
    plastic cap (the cap is the one that says "20 Valve" on my car,
    presumably "24 Valve" on yours) as this will end up in the spark plug
    wells and cause misfiring. Also, I don't blast water at anything that
    has wires going to it, but I don't worry about low pressure water
    washing down over them.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Apr 29, 2005
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    Tim.. Guest

    I would concur- having washed our S70 with the power washer whilst it was
    fairly warm (as i thort the heat would speed the drying out..) I then had
    severe misfiring and spluttering. Water had indeed managed to get down the
    plug holes, and inside the distrubutor cap which I then had to dry out.

    Tim.., Apr 29, 2005
  6. Howdy folks

    Just keep your motor running while you clear it. And don't get to close
    to the paint on the body.

    CU Mathy
    Mathy Van Nisselroy, May 8, 2005
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