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  1. How long should I wait to drive my car after pressure washing my engine bay?

    Car Detailing
    As got done yesterday. Any suggestions?
  2. Washing a Guilia Super Biscione (Rag Company)

    Car Detailing
    Nice video from the Rag Company of washing a Guilia and chatting about the car & owner
  3. Washing a detailed car

    Car Detailing
    Finally going to get round to washing the car at the weekend i think. Ive been recommended to use car pro fat boa and Reset shampoo. What are folks using on there wheels to get them clean?
  4. First attempt - Washing & Detailing

    Car Detailing
    I usually get my car washed by a local garage. Need to cut down on budget soon. I've never washed it myself. I can borrow a pressure washer with foam spray. Paint got scruffs so need them filling. So after the wash I was told to dry it then use autobrite glaze (filler the paint) as I'm doing it...
  5. Jet washing a jtd engine bay?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I jet wash most my past cars engine's but never done this on a diesel car.. So my question is will come to any problems? I will cover up electrical connectors before cleaning!
  6. Powering washing DPF?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    With a DPF removed, how effective would it be to use a power washer (kärcher for example) to clean/clear it? Can any cleaning product (automotive or not) be inserted into it to help with cleaning? Is it worth drilling a hole or two through it while I have it off the car? With a few holes...
  7. Twinspark keeps losing power 24 hrs after washing car

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi got a 2000 1.8 SW - after I wash it can jump in the car and runs fine. A day later loses power, revs, power steering, engines stops etc. restart and it happens again about 10 times in a row. Not sure if keeping high revs cures it or not. Feels like it does but might be just me. Happened...
  8. Wipers not moving when washing windscreen?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Bit of an odd one here, but when washing your windscreen with the washer jets, do you ever find that your wipers don't move and you're left with washer fluid on the windscreen? I find that if I quickly wash the windscreen my wipers won't move, which is quite dangerous when driving. The only way...
  9. Decoking / Decarbing / Steam Cleaning your engine internals & washing the engine bay

    Alfa GTA
    Decoking / Decarbing / Steam Cleaning your engine internals & washing the engine bay There are various different phrases all essentially for the same thing so lets just call it decoking for now. Years ago I decoked my 145 CL using Nitrox Boost or something along those lines. It made such a...
  10. Hanging the washing out !

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    For some reason my good lady wasn't happy when she actually found out that when I said I was "putting the washing out" it wasn't what she had expected to see on the line.
  11. Supermarket car washing.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Another reason (and there are many others) not to get your car washed in a supermarket car park. Spotted in Sainsburys Witney.
  12. washing and protecting advice

    Alfa Giulietta
    Okay although its still cold its a nice day out and this is the first time I'm going to wash my giulietta ( it has been valeted by dealers twice since getting it). I've got a power hose (them yellow German sounding ones) a bag of Scotts Safeguard car cleaning products (Got with my old Clio but...
  13. Key in the washing!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My wife has just put the spare key through the washing. I dried it out as best I could but it will not work. Any suggestions?:rolleyes:
  14. MCSF after washing GT .....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Second time this has happened , after washing car I get MCSF .....after drive MCSF goes off ........anybody else experience this?
  15. Washing the Car.

    Alfa Giulietta
    There is nothing like washing the car on a lovely (almost) Spring day like today. It helps you reaffirm your love for the car itself and the brand! Enough said:)
  16. Anybody else not washing their car until the weather improves?

    Car Detailing
    My car is looking a bit dirty nowadays as it feels like it'd get more scratched trying to keep it presentable . Looking forward to a month or two from now when it'll be worth keeping it clean.
  17. Washing machine & car key

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I love our 05 147 jtd I thought when we bought it we done ok ensuring that there were 2 remote keys:) so this morning to my horror my wife left the remote key in her pocket and put the washing on :cry::vomit: Firstly I have removed the battery but before I totally destroy the plastic casing is...
  18. Washing machine & car key

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I love our 05 147 jtd I thought when we bought it we done ok also making sure that there were 2 remote keys:) so this morning to my horror my wife left the remote key in her pocket and put the washing on :cry::vomit: Firstly I have removed the battery but before I totally destroy the plastic...
  19. DPF's, does jet washing really work????

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Right, after several forced regens I'm now onto fuel additives, I'm on my 2nd bottle of wynne's DPF cleaner and am contemplating JLM's offering (25 quid a bottle!) so may be worth a go, but alas, I feel the DPF is FUBAR and no amount of chemical witchcraft is going to make it better :( (when I...
  20. 156 Fob thru Washing Machine !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. Have just put my 55 plate 156 fob thru the cotton cycle in the washing machine ! Luckily I have a spare, but now feel exposed as I now have no spare ! It worked perfectly well before. Have taken it apart and it's now dried but doesn't work. Is it repairable or could it be just the...
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