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Took My 2003 C4S for a full wash at a local gas station here in the UAE... the station manager said that they do not wash Porsche engines... i asked for an explaination why and whether they had problems with other porsches before, he said he doesn't know, that's just the policy...

is it ok to wash the engine using a water jet spray or water might enter somewhere and might damage some parts or cables...

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I've been told by a reputable detailer to do as follows on my 996:

-Run motor for 5 minutes to warm the engine

-Cover intake(s)

-Spray engine with the mist setting on the hose (low pressure). Hot motor will cause water to steam... you want this to happen.

-Use a mild cleaner spray, and spray around, let set for 5 minutes.

-use gentle brushes to loosen dirt/grease

-rinse down with mist setting again, use just enough rinsing to rinse away dirt and cleaner

-wipedown using microfibre towel.

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I usually just pull my engine to wash it off. It also allows me to polish the inside of the engine compartment.

I LOVE that pic!!! especially with the jack stands photochopped out...LOL No doubt Orient has THE cleanest engine bay around...Cleaner than new from the factory to be sure.

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There is a really good article in the PCA magazine (Panarama) on washing your engine compartment. I think it was the August issue. Has very good tips and precautions. They recommend a garden sprayer and gentle soaps and cleaners. I know that Orient used Simple Green dilluted 3 or 4 to 1.

Of course only Orient drops the engine to polish the engine compartment. I love that :jump: I wish I had the room I would probably do the same.

Orient, maybe you can post a picture of your kitchen sometime. I'm sure it's insane!!! :cheers:

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