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Ford Fusion: Vehicle Care / Waxing. Cleaning the Engine

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Owners Manual / Vehicle Care / Waxing. Cleaning the Engine

Waxing

Regular waxing is necessary to protect your car's paint from the elements. We recommend that you wash and wax the painted surface once or twice a year.

When washing and waxing, park your vehicle in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Always wash your vehicle before applying wax.

  • Use a quality wax that does not contain abrasives.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to apply and remove the wax.
  • Apply a small amount of wax in a back-and-forth motion, not in circles.
  • Do not allow wax to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim. The wax will discolor or stain the parts over time.
    • Roof racks.
    • Bumpers.
    • Grained door handles.
    • Side moldings.
    • Mirror housings.
    • Windshield cowl area.
  • Do not apply wax to glass areas.
  • After waxing, your car's paint should feel smooth, and be free of streaks and smudges.

Cleaning the Engine

Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal.

When washing:

  • Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage.
  • Do not spray a hot engine with cold water to avoid cracking the engine block or other engine components.
  • Spray Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser on all parts that require cleaning and pressure rinse clean. In Canada, use Motorcraft Engine Shampoo.

Note: If your vehicle has an engine cover remove the cover before application of Motorcraft Engine Shampoo and Degreaser. Immediately rinse away any over spray.

  • Never wash or rinse the engine while it is hot or running; water in the running engine may cause internal damage.
  • Never wash or rinse any ignition coil, spark plug wire or spark plug well, or the area in and around these locations.
  • Cover the battery, power distribution box, and air filter assembly to prevent water damage when cleaning the engine.

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