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RONALD777

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 8:26:29 PM

Well it certainly seems to - to me.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:06:43 AM

no
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 11:24:28 PM

A clean car is a happy car is a good running car.
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:19:24 PM

I'm with PayLessKY!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 3:35:39 PM

No, but I fell better about it.
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Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 1:50:04 PM

Runs worse
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ecsojay
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:49:25 PM

my truck has to be hand washed...otherwise water sprays over the coils and shorts out the ignition leaving me stranded along the roadside

2012 F-150....horrible design
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drgeeforce
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 1:23:33 PM

You know you improve the drag coefficient by -0.00000000000002 when all that dirt is removed. What's more the weight reduction is improved by 1-2 grams on a 1-2 ton vehicle depending on the level of caked on dirt.
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buickentury
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:14:49 PM

Yes, obviously ;)
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:10:49 PM

You know it does!
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 3:09:54 AM

Absolutely
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:41:49 PM

no never
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R209
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:38:39 PM

no, but I feel better
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 10:44:33 AM

always
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 10:09:33 AM


Everyone knows it does! <wink>

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mmakuta
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:22:48 PM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 1:01:54 PM

Probably no, but I Hope a lot.....
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lilmx5guy
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 12:48:37 PM

Often improves visibility from the inside, but doesn't run better.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 6:18:11 AM

no
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:59:49 PM

No
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twt
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 3:29:06 AM

Washing the vehicle, has no bearing on how it runs.
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 2:40:48 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 10:20:03 AM

Actually no, It often drives My pride to a higher level and my billfold budget to a larger cost, wasted water, personal time. Soap it before a decent rain, scrubbing bubbles paste in the shade beforehand. Then Hope!
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cv
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 6:21:49 AM

I can tell no difference.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 10:06:08 PM

sure.
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 10:37:38 AM


Everyone knows they do! <Wink>

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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 4:27:00 PM

No change
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 3:03:12 PM

nope.
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 2:56:46 PM

Only when I wash all the goo off the engine. Helps it run cooler.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 11:35:52 AM

it's not a factor.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 3:33:09 AM

No
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 5:16:21 PM

No
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 4:21:26 PM

I don't think they run better but they sure feel better
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 11:57:04 AM

no but she is happier after a bath
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 10:12:17 AM

im happier so I guess it does
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 10:09:53 AM

Years ago when I owned JALOPIES and welding was a repair combined with good ducktape, spray paint, bondo, metal cement, exhaust wrap, and a shopping cart tucked/impacted into ones grill for support for the headlamps. The radio even played better after I kicked the dash couple times. Loved those vent windows, they dried up the water leaks inside.

I loved those Wand wash stations until they posted "no bucket self washing allowed" or "mitt SHE... She always looked fine, ran fine before the signs went up! I wash at home since, better success always. don't-u-know......
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 11:12:06 PM

no
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 7:11:23 AM

No but it makes me feel better.

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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 10:59:48 AM

no
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nickless
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 2:38:02 AM

no
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 12:56:03 AM

no
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 12:42:01 AM

A clean car is a happy car.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 3:51:49 PM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 2:37:26 PM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:32:14 AM

no
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 6:30:32 AM

No
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nascar44
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:07:01 PM

NO!
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 11:20:24 AM

No, but it feels better!
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:25:53 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 3:08:02 AM

No, it doesn't.
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 1:56:15 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 6:38:10 AM

It does seem to, but really only looks better.
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