My '87 300D had a broken injector line for the second time, and it sprayed
fuel all over the engine compartment . My mechanic said this was the only
two he's ever seen! I ended up having him replace them all. Now the side
of the engine is covered in diesel fuel. Can I safely spray the sides of
the engine with Simple Green and spray it off with a high pressure wand at
the car wash? Anything I have to watch for?
The injector lines on that engine are pretty thin. I've seen them break
before. The injector lines on the older 617 engines are nearly bullet proof.
Do you have the plastic clips which go between he injector lines? These clips
keep the lines from vibrating and breaking. And yes you can spray the engine
with a high pressure wand and simple green. It's a diesel and there is no
ignition system to worry about.
Go for it... best strategy I've heard is to take the car to the wash with
the sound encapsulation panels (the plastic panels under the engine bay)
off, park the car, shut it off, open the hood and set the heat to full (with
the key in 2nd stage). Wait until the temp gauge gets to about 60deg or
below (5 minutes or so), cover the aux fan temperature sender with something
(The plug above the point where the block meets the upper radiator hose) and
Plastic clips for the injector lines -- got em?
Cant stress enough to remove the encapsulating sound shield on the bottom. I
didn't remove mine and it ultimately became weakened, separated, and fell off,
and its NOT cheap to replace.
I like simple green BEST, as it doesnt smell bad like the other type cleaners
and is more environmentally friendly.
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