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Parts to cover when cleaning the engine bay

Hey there. I'm planning to clean and detail my engine bay soon so I wanna know which parts to cover so they won't be damaged by water and other chemicals. I know that I should take the battery out and cover the alternator, but are there other parts that I also need to cover? My car is a 2005 Corolla LE. Thank you.
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Not much else....the alternator is a must do.

watched a guy spray my entire engine bay (with alt covered of course) with hot purple and then just hose it off. Really good cleaner.......good luck

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Ever hear of rain?
Seriously, the only thing to be concerned about is getting water down into the spark plug tubes and into electrical connectors.
Do *NOT* use any kind of pressure washer under the hood. It will blast water through seals that are perfectly adequate for rain and splashes, and it will also bend the fins on the radiator.
Cover the alternator and make sure the intake and fuse box cover are secure.
Gentle spray from a garden hose.

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I regularly hose clean and paper towel wipe the engines on all my cars. This includes the following:

2005 Corolla - Cover over valve cover
2005 Sequoia - Cover over throttle body
2008 LS460 - Nearly entire engine bay covered

I dont remove any covers or cover any components on any of them.

With that said, I don't try to wash the alternator, belts, or coil packs directly. I then wipe all the flat plastic areas and large hoses down to dry them off.

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There is a really good YouTube video on this subject.

Here is one (but there are others):
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