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Re: Car and engine cleaning pre mfk test

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My 2007-70.000km fiat punto didn't pass the control technique in Geneva yesterday because it was not clean apparently. I didn't wash it professionally or inside the engine, so after they told me that, I went straight to have it cleaned for 100chf but I couldn't get back to the service des autos on time. Now I'm wondering, I need to do about 150 km before Monday when I can come back to the control... Will it get dirty again???
I know the question is maybe a little stupid but I don't know the degree of dirt that a car can get there or how clean it's supposed to be. And I'd like to avoid another 100 stupid chf wasted...
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Old 20.02.2016, 18:22
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My 2007-70.000km fiat punto didn't pass the control technique in Geneva yesterday because it was not clean apparently. I didn't wash it professionally or inside the engine, so after they told me that, I went straight to have it cleaned for 100chf but I couldn't get back to the service des autos on time. Now I'm wondering, I need to do about 150 km before Monday when I can come back to the control... Will it get dirty again???
I know the question is maybe a little stupid but I don't know the degree of dirt that a car can get there or how clean it's supposed to be. And I'd like to avoid another 100 stupid chf wasted...
Unless you have a serious leak it will be fine
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Old 20.02.2016, 18:29
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My 2007-70.000km fiat punto didn't pass the control technique in Geneva yesterday because it was not clean apparently. I didn't wash it professionally or inside the engine, so after they told me that, I went straight to have it cleaned for 100chf but I couldn't get back to the service des autos on time. Now I'm wondering, I need to do about 150 km before Monday when I can come back to the control... Will it get dirty again???
I know the question is maybe a little stupid but I don't know the degree of dirt that a car can get there or how clean it's supposed to be. And I'd like to avoid another 100 stupid chf wasted...

If you end up driving through slush or mud then the underside will get dirty again. If that is the case just take it to a drive through with an underside program.


Basically the point of the underside and engine bay being clean is that it allows them to see any damage or wear marks indicating that something isn't in order, and also if the car has a significant leak.
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Re: Car and engine cleaning pre mfk test

I was also looking for a service in Basel area to wash the motor and chassis before the MFK - was about to go to TCS for CHF140, only to discover that they do not work in the weekend. My first MFK after importing the vehicle is on Monday, so I was not left with too many options: either to go to http://www.dorfgarage-aesch.ch/ and wash myself or to go to Weil am Rhein and find something. So whoever needs to wash the motor, these guys (http://www.automobile-issler.de/waschen-pflege) do it for ~EUR50 - I'll go there Monday morning and will leave my feedback here afterwards.
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Re: Car and engine cleaning pre mfk test

Stop and go in weil does a wash if you really feel the need. Tbh i have never bothered apart from waggling the nozzle underneath.
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