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  • #31
    Originally posted by Ragtop 99 View Post
    HTC. Problem solved!
    EXACTLY! Well said.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post
      On a cold engine, spray "Simple Green" on your motor and let it sit a couple of minutes and rinse. It works wonders and is environmentally friendly.
      I have done this to my cars and so far have had no electrical gremlins. The key of course to do it on a cold engine, and low pressure when rinsing.

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      • #33
        I already burned an alternator by doing this. I m not sure to put the pressure washer inside the engine compartment.

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        • #34
          I will drive my C8 and then will park it. Then just like I cleaned my C7’s outside, interior, and engine area I will clean the same three areas on my C8. Then I will sit back and enjoy it for a while. Then I will drive it again.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Boomer View Post

            Bet the heat causes some of that color change.
            Won't be a problem for me.
            I don't drive hard enough to generate any engine heat!
            Cape Cod Taxachusetts

            3LT GDO/AYM Coupe. Z51, Mag Shocks, Yellow Calipers. Black Interior, Black Suede Seats, Yellow Stitching. Yellow Seat Belts.
            Illuminated Sills. Front and Rear Splash Guards. Chrome Wheel Locks, NCM Photo Album Program
            3000 TPW ????????????

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            • #36
              HTC for the win!
              SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

              Purchased 5/2/2015,
              >36,000 miles

              Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

              Never grow up - It's a trap.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by LSECO View Post
                A ceramic type protective coating on the whole engine/bay when new and clean ? I think I see some corrosion on some of the engine parts.
                Are ceramic coatings designed to cope with that level of heat? I don't know, but it would be a good idea to check with the manufacturer before applying.
                SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

                Purchased 5/2/2015,
                >36,000 miles

                Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

                Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                  Are ceramic coatings designed to cope with that level of heat? I don't know, but it would be a good idea to check with the manufacturer before applying.
                  Rodger that.
                  remember when used car dealers would clear coat an entire engine, hoses and all ? Looked a lot better than this poor neglected tester C8.
                  Maybe all that dirt is a result of the dirt test.
                  C8er

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Teamzr1 View Post

                    Problem is GM weather pack wiring connectors are known to leak and in using compressed air might blow that soap and water into the connectors, wiring pins and
                    now engine running odd and doing freaky things ?
                    I agree, the weather pack conn'rs are only meant to hold out contaminants up to a certain pressure and if you try, you can force water and air into them.
                    Being a mechanic for 25+ years, I have used a pressure washer for underhood cleaning without any problems.
                    I was the driveability and electrical/electronics specialist so I was very meticulous about this.
                    This was to avoid the odd, freaky intermittent gremlins that you mentioned and which cause us mechanics and us owners the the most headaches and chronic problems.
                    Also used the pres washer underneath while on a hoist (now that is a dirty job but the only way to get the undercarriage properly cleaned), again, staying a foot away from everything -- weather pack conn'rs, seals, CV boots, component vents, etc. without any problems.
                    The secret is to use a fanned-out spray tip on your pressure washer wand (like you use for the paint) and stay at least 1 foot away from the components.
                    That is what your mechanic will be doing if you have oil or antifreeze leaks under the hood.
                    I don't force water into the alternator and I cover up the distributor (none of those any more) and air filter intake if that is under the hood.
                    Like John mentioned, water normally does get up into the engine compartment and manufacturers build their vehicles to be able to handle that, especially with respect to the electrical and electronic components.
                    The C8 is built the same way or better.
                    We will only have to cover up the trunk opening when the hatch is open and make sure the engine and exhaust are not too hot prior to washing.
                    I will probably be washing the underside of the hatch as well, as long as the area that covers the trunk space allows it.
                    Of course, keep 1 foot away with the compressed air as well.
                    A easy 2 minute spray and blow off of the engine compartment weekly (or more often) is all that is needed and will keep that area looking amazing -- the heat-caused effects remain to be seen.
                    TPW March 2. 3LT, Z51, FE4, Black GBA, ZZ3, Black interior with Red seats/red stitch HU0 & 2 tone TU7, E60, J6N, RIK, Q8Q, etc.
                    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

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                    • #40
                      I plan on spraying all the natural metal components with Boeshield T-9. I have used it on all of my collector cars and it is amazing. It will take care of the surface rust you see on those parts of the engine and suspension.

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                      • #41
                        My R8 V10s engine bay and rear hatch design with open vents is pretty similar and this is what my 2014 looks like with 10k miles.
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by bzabodyn View Post
                          My R8 V10s engine bay and rear hatch design with open vents is pretty similar and this is what my 2014 looks like with 10k miles.
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                          Thanks for this precious info!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post
                            Beware: Pet Peeve!
                            I absolutely HATE people that tint their front & side windows so dark you can't see their face! I look at everyones face. As I drive by them on the highway I look at their face in their side mirror. As I drive past them when they are turning out onto the road I'm on, I watch to see what they are thinking. I watch as they drive past me to make sure they are paying attention to what they are doing! etc. etc. etc. IMO they are dangerous and inconsiderate.
                            Present company excluded of course!

                            But I couldn't care less what they do to the back window.
                            I so very much agree ... being able to see what the other guy is looking at (hopefully me) is very important.

                            My cars are always daily drivers so they get wet, etc. I'll figure out how to keep the engine compartment looking good, although perhaps not 100-point good. That said, it is one reason I would consider a 'vert ... I really do not like the exposed engine bay. To each their own ...

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Rick C7/C8 View Post
                              I plan on spraying all the natural metal components with Boeshield T-9. I have used it on all of my collector cars and it is amazing. It will take care of the surface rust you see on those parts of the engine and suspension.
                              I have never heard of this before , thanks for the info. RickC7/C8 ....
                              https://boeshield.com/automotive-motorcycle/
                              A thought if I might ...

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                              • #45
                                This is not that big of an issue, I have owned many ME sports cars and the engine bay stayed clean. My R8 below never had issues but then again it never was in the rain. Even after washing the car only a little bit of water would get on the engine, it was easy to wipe it off.

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