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I was admiring the majesty of the mighty 1.6 under the hood of my Fiesta today and noticed all of the salt spray in the engine bay. This got me thinking, what are you all doing to keep your Fiestas clean this winter? Wisconsin winters are brutal!
 

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LOL Mine wasn't so bad till we had that little thaw last week and the run off created Lakes of Salt water you had to get thru so you were splashing yourself as well as the truck next to you giving you a bath.. Have to spend a warm spring day washing and hitting the bare spots with WD40 LOL
But that will have to wait for POLAR VORTEX 4 to exit Central Wi. next week maybe ;)



 

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The thing that bothers me the most about it all, is the constant horrible noise that the salt makes when it's hitting my rocker panels. It makes me cringe


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A undershield would be a great thing as long as it does not get in the way of messing up the air flow for cooling. And I have looked into this on the FoST it seems theyhave some kind of issue with the retaining bolts or clips or whatever hold the plate on.. But I will be looking at getting the car on a rack or stands at least as washing the gunk out once this Vortex crap breaks ...



 

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Wrap any electrical connections (like the battery terminals) in a plastic bag and tape in place, and liberally spray the engine bay with Simple Green. Let sit for about 5 min, hit any excessively greasy/dirty areas with a toothbrush, then with your hose sprayer on the shower setting rinse. Do not use a lot of water pressure.

If you want it to really sparkle, hit the engine bay with armor all after it dries, but that will draw more dust, so I sorta recommend against it, but it does look nice while it's still clean.
 

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Wrap any electrical connections (like the battery terminals) in a plastic bag and tape in place, and liberally spray the engine bay with Simple Green. Let sit for about 5 min, hit any excessively greasy/dirty areas with a toothbrush, then with your hose sprayer on the shower setting rinse. Do not use a lot of water pressure.

If you want it to really sparkle, hit the engine bay with armor all after it dries, but that will draw more dust, so I sorta recommend against it, but it does look nice while it's still clean.
I can attest to using "Shower mode" on the rinse water as I learned power washing the ATV's off after a weekend of mudding.. Blew the stickers right off on the final rinse LOL I can imagine how that would drive the water into the connections and start a problem for later on ... Good tip



 
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