Good tips. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.Just spray perpendicular to the side vents and deck lid vents. I use low pressure to wash the rear deck lid vents. I always pop the lid when I'm done and towel dry the underside of lid/vents and anything else engine bay related that's wet.
Be careful with the high pressure around the side windows as the seals don't seem to be super tight.
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You do know the car was built in England don't you? A country known more for rainfall than sunshineBetween this thread about washing a car and my other thread about an oil change, you guys are going to think I'm a complete retard that has never worked on cars before. :facepalm
This is however my first exotic with vents all over that leave the engine and front of the car exposed to the outside elements.
Do you guys take any precautions when washing your Lotus to minimize the amount of water that enters the vents?
I mean hell, even driving this car in heavy rain seems like it may be risky with so many critical parts directly exposed to the outside through the multiple vents.
I'm getting ready to give my new toy a nice detail, but I'd hate to make a rookie mistake and have water intrusion that causes problems.
+1 for no rinse. I use the Chemical Guys hose free wash. Scary the first few times you use it if you're used to normal washing, but perfect for me so far and no untoward swirl marks.Waterless wash and/or no rinse wash are your friends!
NICE.I don't want water in the engine bay if I can help it. I lay a large bath towel over the engine and try to spray as little water into the vents as possible, spraying toward the back of the car over the vents. The towel doesn't get too wet actually and the engine stays dry.