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    I have done google on the topic but could not find any thread or link that refers to engine bay of corolla. I request the fellow members and corolla owners to share their experience regarding maintenance / cleaning of corolla engine bay.

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    yaar i use to spray karosine oil with spray gun on bay and then wipe all parts with dry cloth. For radiator and a/c i have pressure water bottle.

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    Thats the step by step guide

    1) IF it has dirt then use a blower to clear it off and then
    2) Just cover the fuse box and in half bucket of fresh water add some detergent, e.g. surf, express, ariel etc etc

    3) Take a piece of cloth and start scrubbing
    4) Rinse it with Clean water
    5) After drying it up use car wax to coat it up and then regular dusting will do the job for next 6 months or so.

    Easy as it gets,

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    Say No to Kerosene, Diesel or petrol washing.........

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    if anybody could comment which parts of engine bay need to be covered as i use pressure wash to clean my honda engine bay and there is no known issue with that so far but newly bought corolla has clear warning about engine bay washing.
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    one more thing to add regarding detailing I have purchased fairline pressure washer that has really made it easier for me to wash my car just like service station quality. I suggest detailing enthusiasts to buy this device.
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    I get my engine washed after a couple of months or even once a month when take my car for service, wash to petrol pump. Even after five years eight months the engine is shinning like a new car. So far no issues Al-Hamdolillah.

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    Be polite on the road. Always give way to others, particularly ambulances and pedestrians.

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    @autophile you forgot to mention the name and model of car. I wash my city engine bay every weekend no issue so far but washing GLI becomes a different thing caz of warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shahidsaghir View Post
    if anybody could comment which parts of engine bay need to be covered as i use pressure wash to clean my honda engine bay and there is no known issue with that so far but newly bought corolla has clear warning about engine bay washing.
    NEVER spray water or oil in the engine bay. Its not recommended by the manufacturers, and none of the 3s dealers would do it either.

    water = rust
    oil = more dust

    If it is an extreme case you may spray pressurized water, but make sure to cover the ecu, abs actuator, fuse box, injectors, plugs. In case of cng the advancer/emulator have to be covered up as well.

    there are many engine cleaning products available in the market, get hold of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahidsaghir View Post
    @autophile you forgot to mention the name and model of car. I wash my city engine bay every weekend no issue so far but washing GLI becomes a different thing caz of warning.
    I thought anyone could recognise this very common Xli engine. Mine is 2005 model. It is same 2NZ-FE engine in current Corolla, but without vvt-i.
    Be polite on the road. Always give way to others, particularly ambulances and pedestrians.

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