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Pressure washing engine with internals still in.

I was wondering if there is a good way to pressure wash an engine while the pistons and all the guts are still inside it. I want to get it clean to paint it before putting back in my truck. Its a dodge 318. The intake is off getting its own paint job. Also the exhaust manifolds are off. Could i just stuff the holes with shop rags and spray carefully near them? Thanks
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Pressure washing engine with internals still in.

how dirty is it ?
i'd brake clean and duck tape it up good , being your tape will be where the gaskets go ,if you pressure wash it .
i usually just brake clean , let dry , when dry , wire brush will remove the grease that the brake clean dried out .
spray more brake clean after and wipe up good .
wire brush some more and then paint it .
lacquer paint thinner works good also .no mineral spirits ,or carb cleaner as it has what looks like trans fluid in it now.
what you planing on using for paint ?
i found that rust olumn spray paint will work better than that thin as water heat paint you buy , and it only takes one can to paint all , that heat paint takes two cans, and usually flakes off later .
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