[xj] Pressurewashing rear hubs: good or bad?

While flushing the gas tanks I had the rear wheels off and I
decided I want to clean the rear wheel wells. There is a
good 1/2 inch of mud caked onto the hubs, rear struts and
wheel well.

Before I start scrubbing away with simple green, I want to
pressure wash all that stuff off.

Is there any reason why this would be a bad idea?

Thanks,
Chris–
Chris Los 1989 V12 Vanden Plas
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Es: you might force water into the hub; there is a metal cap over a grease
access point. Much better, Chris, to scrape the dirt off and to gently clean
the aluminum housing using a cloth or brush and degreaser.

For those with a 1992 car: the ABS sensor is fitted into what was formerly
the grease access point so the use of water under pressure is even more
strongly discouraged. In other words, don’t do it!

Gregory
1966 Mark 2 3.8
1992 Series III V12 Vanden Plas (#92 of the last 100)
2002 X-Type
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thetopdogg
Sent: March-23-08 2:48 PM

There is a
good 1/2 inch of mud caked onto the hubs, rear struts and
wheel well.

Before I start scrubbing away with simple green, I want to
pressure wash all that stuff off.

Is there any reason why this would be a bad idea?

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Answer: water in places it shouldn’t be = rust where you don’t want it!

When I’m elected, I’ll ban pressure washers.
;]–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

thetopdogg wrote:

While flushing the gas tanks I had the rear wheels off and I
decided I want to clean the rear wheel wells. There is a
good 1/2 inch of mud caked onto the hubs, rear struts and
wheel well.

Before I start scrubbing away with simple green, I want to
pressure wash all that stuff off.

Is there any reason why this would be a bad idea?

Thanks,
Chris

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