In principle, it’s not necessary to clean the engine at all, but it’s still not worth bringing the heart of the machine to a pig state: heat exchange is not the same, and aesthetic feelings rebel. The main difficulty is that the process of washing the motor is not described in any instructions. It is only known that manufacturers do not recommend the use of high-pressure apparatuses.
We did not find any special sinks for automotive entrails - we decided to visit ordinary ones.
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In the first institution, our innocent request came across a categorical refusal. Water, shampoo, staff, and even some special equipment in jars were available, and the desired item in the price list was missing. Everything was explained simply: in practice, having made sure that not every engine is capable of starting up after contact with a mighty jet (which, of course, greatly irritated customers), they simply refused this service - fortunately, there are enough dirty bodies for their age.
350 rubles 00 kopecks, without warranty
The following office did the trickiest thing: why give up the client, if you can shift the responsibility for the consequences to him! That is, we wash, and you repair the motor in case of an unfavorable outcome. True, some precautions were taken here: the fuse box and the alarm siren were wrapped in a plastic bag, and the connectors and high-voltage wires were blown out with compressed air after washing. And you know, it helped!
450 rubles 00 kopecks, without warranty
The master of this very modern and well-equipped sink promised, in which case, to sacrifice his own tooth. A solid guarantee! However, having cooled down, he nevertheless warned that the company was not going to answer for possible problems with electronics. But the train had already left - the careless washer managed to dampen the entire engine compartment. After washing off the foam, he generously walked over the plastic parts with a kind of polish, after which they became sticky and smelly. After that, it was no longer possible to change the blown bulb of the turn signal with bare hands - slippery! And the servant of the jets did not launder the bonnet opening tongue properly. But the main thing is that the Citroen’s engine started on the first try!
1500 rubles 00 kopecks, with a guarantee
It is no secret that it is best to wash in a bath - hot steam removes any dirt perfectly. There are also steam rooms for car washers. The method is harmless to electrical appliances - dropping dew is much more harmless than a jet under pressure. It is a pity that such installations are still in short supply! It seems that the owners of the car wash at the Kuntsevsky market ebbed all the money for it - there were not enough funds for the treatment facilities. However, this (like crazy prices) did not affect demand - most importantly, they wash it cleanly. And the environment will cost!
900 rubles 00 kopecks, with a guarantee
When nothing helps, contact your dealer! The Lexus Sokolniki did not refuse us. The beauty of it is that everyone designed it here in full - an order-outfit, inventory, copybook, fingerprints! The company, of course, assumed all responsibility. The process itself was left overs - we were not allowed into the washroom (as is usually the case with all dealers). But the result pleased: the engine compartment as if from a conveyor.
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You can clean under the hood on your own - the choice of special auto chemicals is quite large. The event does not require much skill. All in all - spray the drug, smoke for 15 minutes on the sidelines and wash off the dissolved dirt with water from a bucket. There are two disadvantages: the inevitable dragging from the wife for spots on the T-shirt and a dirty puddle under the car. Whether the savings will block such costs is up to you. Alas, car washers owe a great debt to reliable maintenance of cleanliness in the engine compartment using dealers only. Here are just the second much less than the first.