EasyRider300M wrote:...I always was nervous about spaying the engine . When I have cleaned the engine, I just wipe it down with cleaner and a rag and then use tire shine.
FWIW - there are two areas that would concern me:
(1) Brake booster - the push rod that actuates the master cylinder from the booster is *very* prone to *heavy* scale rusting. My guess is that under normal conditions, it would not rust, but if you spray the engine compartment indescriminately, water gets into the unsealed but otherwise captive area of inteface between the booster and master cylinder. When I replaced my booster, and saw that push rod, I seriusly wondered how it did not buckle from the seriously reduced diameter that had been converted to scale rust.
(2) Shifter cable - If you compare the original design to the new one, the old one is designed such that water would be directed into and trapped between the sheath and the cable. New one is sealed against that happening. Again - I wonder if those of us who had problems had them because we or a previous owner washed the engine down (rather than moisture getting in there from normal usage). Not sure when the new cable design made it into production vehicles.
I also would worry about direct spray into the alternator.
Just my opionions...
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