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Engine Bay Detailing

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For many casual drivers, a clean engine bay isn't too important. However, some vehicle owners put a lot of time and money into their engines, and want them looking their best, especially for presentations at car shows.

It is very important that you don't get any electronic parts (like sensors and alternators) wet, due to the risk of shorting out systems and damaging components. Exposed filters and intake tubes should also be covered up, because any water getting sucked into the engine could cause vapor lock, which can destroy the engine.