Washing Car . . . . . . ?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Maintenance' started by zippy, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. zippy

    zippy Silver Member

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    Hello All

    I am patiently awaiting if/when I get my charger in BX like so many of us.

    I had the opportunity to see one up close.

    What is the deal with the heat extractors on the hood. I see their purpose, no doubt.

    When washing, It looks like there will be huge amounts of wash/rinse water than will pour over right near the fuse distribution center and the air intake housing. There does not appear to be much thought to water management and runoff . What gives with that . . . .

    A clean engine bay is as important to me as the rest of the car, looks like I will need a set of drying towels just for the engine bay . . . . .or come up with better water management when washing . . . .
    ie - rubber cover, deflectors or whatever during washing to minimize the impact

    Thoughts . . . .
     
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    Surprisingly not much water goes in them. I just make sure not to blast directly into them and then it's only a few drops that get through which I handle when I wipe down the engine compartment.

    If you wipe down your engine compartment every time you wash the car (which I do anyway), it's really not an issue.

    It really is surprisingly minimal unless you just spray a determined blast right into them. :)
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Exactly what ChallCat said. I have washed my car several times now and never get much water on the engine via extractors. I use the pressure washer and do not baby how I spray the hood. I do wipe down the engine when I am done but always find minimal water in there.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Couldn't have said it better
     

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