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Is it normal to have steam come out of the radiator compartment after a touch free car wash? If so, how long does it last? I've never had this happen to any other car, so just a little concerned. Tried the search, but nothing came up.

BTW awesome forum. I just got my 2010 Bright White R/T January 5th. I'm driving it all winter but cannot wait to "open it up" in the Spring. Thanks for looking.
 

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yes it is, you have cold water being sprayed against a hot radiator, nothing to worry about
 

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Thanks for the fast replies. Seemed like a "common sense" question (was hesitant to ask), but I never saw this with any other car (including my C5 Z06), so was concerned the undercarriage wash knocked a hose or something.
 

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^^^What they said^^^^^ Happens every time I use a touchless car wash. It freaked me out at first too but it's normal.
 

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Yes this is normal. Happens to my car as well.
 

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All is ok just don't spray cold winter water on a 220 hot engine.
 

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Automatic car washes make me cringe, almost as much as seeing people use those brushes on their paint and then wonder why they have swirl marks.
 

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She's just a HOT car!
 

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The technical term for the steam is 'pent up fury waiting to be released'. Just so you know.
 

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im glad im part of this fourm .. this just happen to me .... i thought something was wrong. i only have 900 miles on my car ... i got scared...
 

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Automatic car washes make me cringe, almost as much as seeing people use those brushes on their paint and then wonder why they have swirl marks.
Does it make you cringe more when I go through the auto wash, or when I drive through all the snow and salt slush crap? :jester:
 

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Automatic car washes make me cringe, almost as much as seeing people use those brushes on their paint and then wonder why they have swirl marks.

Touchless is the only way my car ever gets washed. No swirls when nothing is rubbing against the paint.
 
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