|newcoolgadgets ||16th May 2008 17:42 |
Here is what I do with my Zen VXi. Every once in a couple of months, I take a water hose, and reduce the water spray to a fine mist. To do this I use a highly perfected technique from my childhood days. I insert my finger in the mouth of the pipe and then allow out just a small opening, so that the water comes out as a mist but under very high pressure. I spray the mist around the engine bay, taking care not to over drench the electricals, but just enough to let the dust trickle down with the water. I also spray a good amount (not mist) over the radiator to clean all the dust between the fins.
I keep the hood up for about an hour or so to let the water dry and then wipe any excess water over the engine cover, battery, and other electricals with a piece of clean cloth. For hard to reach spots, just roll the cloth into a thin pointed roll and insert in hard to reach nooks. The cloth will absorb most of the water, the rest will just evaporate with the heat of the engine.