Agreed, if you go through with it wrap the coil pack/ptu, cas, throttle body and maf with plastic and tape. I've had great luck with purple power and my electric pressure washer. Stubborn spots may take a few tries but I hardly ever do more than spray it on and wait 15 min and then pressure wash it off.
I'd suggest wrapping parts on newer cars too just to be safe.
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posted 01/02/18 12:00 PM
This is a good conversation. To add, I would get one or two circular brushed paint brushes (Autozone offers a quality brush) and allow your product of choice to penetrate carbon and soot deposits. I prefer Purple Power, it’s a strong chemical and works but do not let it dry. Then follow up with some aggressive brushing which will allow you to access those harder to reach areas that a rag (I always use microfiber) wouldn’t.
When done, use a microfiber towel to dry, frequently checking if any dirt is left on the towel. Then, I wrap up with spraying a bit of WD-40 onto a towel and apply it to vacuum and coolant hoses.