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Can you hose down the engine and engine compartment when the engine is cool and off?

I have been told that water can get into the crankcase if this occurs.

I would think the engine was sealed and should be rinsed to remove salt and other debris from time to time.

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Yes it is a good idea to rinse your engine. You will be fine. Dont use a pressure washer and kepp water out of the intake!
 

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Make sure the engine is cold when you do it without high pressure...

On Yamaha 4 strokes, they can such water in through the seals into the bores of the spark plugs and cause corrosion.

It is never good to put col water on a hot engine and you would be surprised how long it takes for them to physically cool down.

Hosing them down is a good idea... as is coating the engine is something like Lanotec which uses lanlin. It leaves a wax over the engine and protects the engine from salt corrosion.
 
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