iceman Posted April 11, 2008 Report Share Posted April 11, 2008 Well I had a nice little scare today and so did the detailing crew at my local Ford dealer that I have until this point been very happy with. I took the car in this morning and dropped it off for a "professional" detail so it would be nice and clean when we start the trip to SHelbyfest since I'll be out of town next week most of the time and the car still has filth on it from my rainy adventure to Evolution a couple of weeks ago. I took it to a place last time that did such a bad job on the wax I had to re-do it when i got home. So this time I took my jeep in first and had it done thinking if anyone can make that crappy thing look good the Shelby will be a breeze. They did a great job on my jeep so in goes the Shelby. Drop it off and Kelly gets me and home I go to work for a few hours then I go get Kyle and he wants to go see the Mustang when it's not in the garage so I said OK then we can get some McDonalds and eat lunch together and avoid a little work. I walk in and the car is looking pretty good. The wheels are nice and shiney and they even put on my sealer wax to try to keep them as nice as I can. Then the guy doing this tells me they are having problems getting the car to run after hosing it down???? I quickly jump in and turn the key and it fires and then stalls. Did it again and got a failsafe message and a code so I pulled it with my tuner and wrote it down. I cleared it put the tune back in and tried again - same thing. I was starting to feel the blood rush to my head and popped the hood. I go look under and there is water all over the place. I asked what the FU$% since he told me he put tape over the vents to wash the car....Oh well we just used the hose under the hood not the pressure washer he says. I now knew that something was wrong due to this and he admitted it drove fine until then. I managerd to calmly explain that I was going to use his head as a bowling ball after I gutted him like a fish. I had to almost wisper it in his ear since my son was there still. I saw the tears coming into his eyes and he went to get the techs.....Which I have to admit they have some good ones here. While that was going on I called Fred at Evolution and explained my issue and before I finished Fred told me what to do as they have seen it before. I probably didn't listen that well the first time as I had to call back and bug him again because I was still shaking a bit. We pulled the battery cable and then the plugs to the computer and dried them out VERY well and tried again and it was better but not right. We then went to the MAFia thing and did it on the plugs and no change. I then pulled the red plug of rubber off and they blew dry the inside and there was about a spec of water that came out but when we tried it again the care fired right up and idled right and the Fuel pressure and A/F gauges were normal and I felt a lot better. Not good enough to apologize though...so i didn't. I repeated what Fred told me about the f'ing water under the hood to the detail crew and they promised me no more. I learned a lesson the hard way here and figured if others are cleaning under the engine or having people that would put water directly onto the engine they may want to know about this and advise "No more water under the hood" ad Fred told me. All will be OK but it was not a good feeling. Thank you once again to Fred and Shawn at Evolution for taking the time to help me out. I may have made the news for beating a skinny guy to death if not for them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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