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PostSubject: Engine bay cleaning Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:02 pm

Wrighty told me before how to do this but i cant for the life of me remember how or what he said.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:38 pm

first mate get your self a pack of cheap tooth brushes and a small soft brush i use auto glym engine and machine clean as its a non agressive de-greaser spray the area that needs cleaning and scrub away with the soft or hard brush then rince with plenty of cold water always make sure you run the engine a few times to make sure you havnt drownt the poor thing lol
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:29 pm

I just rip the engine out :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:50 pm

jet wash... that how I used to detail the MINI... stand back and power wash the bay...

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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:11 pm

See the MK3 had water issues due to a dodgy dizzy and plug leads.

As long as the electrics are covered up and the air filter should be ok jet washing on a low pressure.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:45 am

Monkey boy wrote:
I just rip the engine out :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:46 pm

i use g101 degreaser and alu bright and the manifolds / head and block and a diesel steam cleaner ,

looks like new every time Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:45 pm

so if i was gonna let wash my bay. If i just cover up most of the electrics and the air filter it should be ok just just well.. Jet.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:25 pm

simon-polo wrote:
so if i was gonna let wash my bay. If i just cover up most of the electrics and the air filter it should be ok just just well.. Jet.

Got to be so careful with the jet wash as its so easy to blast off electrical connectors etc and he water WILL get everyware and into eveything leaving the car imobile as you wont be able to start it.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Tue May 04, 2010 10:12 pm

think ill give it a blast! Lol ill hose off with just a hose, get some degreaser and shampoo in there and give it a scrubbing. At least it'll look fresher. Sorry for the pun. Haha
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PostSubject: Re: Engine bay cleaning Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 am

thats why i use a steam cleaner it all evaporates,

or at least get you engine hot before you do it,
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