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Would it be OK to spray degreaser in the engine bay area and either rinse it off with a garden hose or use the spray gun at the car wash with a low pressure rinse cycle?
 

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Common sense and you'll be OK.
 

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The forum you are in tells me this is only a year or two old. Why do you need degreaser?
 

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Youll be fine using degreaser and water. Actually I believe using a pressure washer at a little distance is better than a garden hose because it uses less water. Things will get wet either way but having done both at work many times a week using a pressure washer wont get things soaked because often times newer cars plastic covers and such tend to bead up water.
 

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I know it's a new car but I just want to kind of get it a little cleaned up. It's not terribly dirty.
 

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I throw a towel over the delicate ECU then use a garden hose with a spray pattern. No jet or pressure.



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I would resist the temptation to do this. The only potential positive result is a slightly cleaner engine bay. There are many potential negative results. Instead, wipe it down as much as you can with a rag, blow out dirt if you have to with pressurized air, even use a toothbrush or Q-tip if you must get it super clean in some of the crevices. Take the engine cover off and clean that with mild detergent and water, and put it back on when it's dry.
 
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