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5 minutes ago, canthai55 said:

No way of knowing what pressure the different car washes use in their pressure washers.

My point - as you well know - is that a road splash if very different than water under pressure, sprayed from close range.

 

your point is moot unless you can prove the pressure.

 

Pressure washers on the spray setting Ive seen the use when I get my car cleaned will not have enough pressure to do any damage, If water ingress into the vehicles electrics did happen well then same could happen when driving in rain or a flooded soi.

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15 hours ago, fredob43 said:

That was the OLD days. Things have change a bit since then. I can remember having my Mini every time it rained the thing would come to a standstill. As it got water in the distributor.

 

Whilst I'm at it I did like your post it's crazy & a waste of time and monies (A whole 50 bht) cleaning under the Hood/Bonnet. .

 

Come on then how much time and monies did you spend every week polishing all the shiny bits on your fun ride. And you think I'm crazy.

 

For your information a car is for driving and getting you places not just  look at my shiny bits that I've got, that your fun ride did. Question did you ever go out in the rain with it. ???

Early mini distributors had a rubber gaiter that covered the cap and gripped the wires so rain could not get in, yours was obviously missing...

Perhaps you can tell me how Mini Coopers won many a rally with your problem..?

My fun ride did go out in the rain, or I was caught out in the rain, your point is..?

My engine was always clean, as I said, a quick wipe with a rag and it was done. The only time I spent an hour on it was to bring back to life the shine on the intake and alternator..All done by myself, no paying someone.

So you pay 50bht for an engine clean, really.......🤔

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On 11/7/2019 at 12:20 PM, transam said:

They usually know what they are doing, though a high power pressure washer may get into a few electrical connections. If you have it done, get home and lift the hood, get rid of any water.

I had my ol' Vigo engine compartment cleaned, when they had finished it would not start, the guy was scratching his head, so was I.

The only thing I could think of that may be affected by water was the performance chip. Luckily they supplied a "bridge" in case it failed. Took the chip off and installed the bridge. It started, got home lifted the hood to dry stuff out and took the cover off the chip, yep, water inside. Let it dry out, cleaned it, installed it, all OK...🥳

You have a chip in a toyota vigo pick up truck?  what for?

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1 minute ago, JaiLai said:

You have a chip in a toyota vigo pick up truck?  what for?

Overtaking...........🥳

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15 hours ago, Don Mega said:

your point is moot unless you can prove the pressure.

 

Pressure washers on the spray setting Ive seen the use when I get my car cleaned will not have enough pressure to do any damage, If water ingress into the vehicles electrics did happen well then same could happen when driving in rain or a flooded soi.

But operators may not all have the same gray cells.....😂

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32 minutes ago, transam said:

But operators may not all have the same gray cells.....😂

If the pressure cleaner is used with a spray wand it wont be an issue no matter how many grey cells the operator has.

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3 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

If the pressure cleaner is used with a spray wand it wont be an issue no matter how many grey cells the operator has.

OK, you carry on...🤣

 

I am off now for my 11am 2 minutes silence followed by a beer....😇

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1 hour ago, transam said:

 

Early mini distributors had a rubber gaiter that covered the cap and gripped the wires so rain could not get in, yours was obviously missing...

Perhaps you can tell me how Mini Coopers won many a rally with your problem..?

My fun ride did go out in the rain, or I was caught out in the rain, your point is..?

My engine was always clean, as I said, a quick wipe with a rag and it was done. The only time I spent an hour on it was to bring back to life the shine on the intake and alternator..All done by myself, no paying someone.

So you pay 50bht for an engine clean, really.......🤔

Yes really I pay 200bht for full valet including the engine cleaned and under the car +++. Or it's 150bht but they miss out the engine/under bit.  Takes 5 peeps around an hour to do on my lump.

 

Early Minis didn't have a cover over the distributor my 1964 didn't have, they fitted those on later models because of the water problem. Look it up.

 

Going to miss out the Rally thing, as they as you should know were a different kettle of fish to a standard Mini.

 

I have never in my life cleaned a car and I don't intend to start now. One of the staff used to clean it or I got it professionally done. During my Lotus days the technicians used to do it. Now the only thing I do is check oil, tyres, and battery, but when the latter goes T/ts up I shall get a sealed one. That's one of the reasons I like it clean. To much aggro checking things without getting all dirty whilst doing it.      

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7 hours ago, fredob43 said:

 

 

I have never in my life cleaned a car and I don't intend to start now..... To much aggro checking things without getting all dirty whilst doing it.      

Sadly you have missed out in one of the joys of a sunday morning on a summers day....ooh well :wai:

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18 minutes ago, petermik said:

Sadly you have missed out in one of the joys of a sunday morning on a summers day....ooh well :wai:

Sorry but I don't find any pleasure in cleaning cars. They are a means to get you from point A to point B. 

 

My Sundays/Weekends in the UK were normally down a race track testing or racing my Lotus.

 

As I said in my previous post it takes almost an hour for 5 peeps to valet my lump. So if you think I'm going to spend almost 5 hours to do it myself and not do as  good a job, just to save 200bht, and in this heat your living in a dream world. It's tiring enough just looking at Thais doing the job. 

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13 minutes ago, fredob43 said:

Sorry but I don't find any pleasure in cleaning cars. They are a means to get you from point A to point B. 

 

My Sundays/Weekends in the UK were normally down a race track testing or racing my Lotus.

 

As I said in my previous post it takes almost an hour for 5 peeps to valet my lump. So if you think I'm going to spend almost 5 hours to do it myself and not do as  good a job, just to save 200bht, and in this heat your living in a dream world. It's tiring enough just looking at Thais doing the job. 

Assuming that each person earns the minimum of 300 baht a day, that equals 1500 baht for 5 people, divided by 8 hours = 187.5 baht, plus water, detergent, polish, electricity and rent costs. Not much of a hourly profit for the car wash. In fact, I reckon they'd be losing big time.

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1 hour ago, fredob43 said:

 

As I said in my previous post it takes almost an hour for 5 peeps to valet my lump.

Either they are extremely slow and lazy or your lump is extremely large and caked with mud.

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2 hours ago, fredob43 said:

Yes really I pay 200bht for full valet including the engine cleaned and under the car +++. Or it's 150bht but they miss out the engine/under bit.  Takes 5 peeps around an hour to do on my lump.

 

Early Minis didn't have a cover over the distributor my 1964 didn't have, they fitted those on later models because of the water problem. Look it up.

 

Going to miss out the Rally thing, as they as you should know were a different kettle of fish to a standard Mini.

 

I have never in my life cleaned a car and I don't intend to start now. One of the staff used to clean it or I got it professionally done. During my Lotus days the technicians used to do it. Now the only thing I do is check oil, tyres, and battery, but when the latter goes T/ts up I shall get a sealed one. That's one of the reasons I like it clean. To much aggro checking things without getting all dirty whilst doing it.      

Just for you, 1959 Austin Mini, wait for the bit that shows the "covers" over the distributor and coil electrical connections...I had a 1959 Mini....

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

Either they are extremely slow and lazy or your lump is extremely large and caked with mud.

I didn't say mine was the only car they clean in 1 hour they work on several at one time. They have 2 ramps and as one comes off on goes another one. They then wash clean that before its taken inside to have the inside done and the outside and engine bay dried. They also have several peeps working on the Lot. I did take a note of how many peeps worked on my lump last time also time I was there. And as I have said it was around an hour with 5 working on it.

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36 minutes ago, transam said:

Just for you, 1959 Austin Mini, wait for the bit that shows the "covers" over the distributor and coil electrical connections...I had a 1959 Mini....

 

 

Don't believe that's a UK Mini, left hand drive. Mine had a cover on the hand brake and different dash. When I got mine from new in 1964 in London (Cost for that was 434 pounds 34p odd price so I remembered it) it didn't have one I had to get one fitted free a few weeks later as it kept cutting out when it rained. I believe it was fitted and updated as standard in the UK a year later.

Oh I didn't have one on the coil either.

 

Not that it mattered to much as I bug/ered the thing 8 weeks later by hitting a large tree, after running out of road in Epping Forrest UK.

 

Very young boys and their toys.

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