I read it as he was driving the car when the "washing" occured. So the engine was running. It had to be firing. I find it hard to believe that he had so much fuel as to wash the cylinder walls while driving the car. Can you get enough liquid fuel in a combustion chamber while it is running to wash the oil away?
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