Engine Polish - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-04, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Geelong
Age: 34
Posts: 114
Engine Polish

Hey guys,
I'm looking at replacing my valve cover gasket either this weekend or the next, and while i was at it, i thought i might as well give my engine a decent clean. I've seen a few engine bays with polished intake manifolds and a few other parts, and thought they looked pretty decent.

how do i go about doing mine up a little? Don't want anything fancy, just looking good. am i going to need a grinder or anything special, or is it just a good detergent or something similar with a bit of elbow grease?

Cheers,
Luke

There's SuperNintendo Chalmers!!

Principal Skinner, I got car sick in your office.

So, do you like.... stuff??

MODS : 2.5" exhaust, K&N Air Filter, 16mm Whiteline rear sway bar, 65mm TB
ninety_sixer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-04, 09:42 PM
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 30
Posts: 5,083
Re: Engine Polish

What model is it?
psycho chicken is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-05-04, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Geelong
Age: 34
Posts: 114
Re: Engine Polish

Damn it, knew i forgot to mention something!

Sorry, car is a Telstar TX5, engine is 2.5l V6(KL-03). Engine is also found in MX6, Probe and Mazda 626.

Cheers

There's SuperNintendo Chalmers!!

Principal Skinner, I got car sick in your office.

So, do you like.... stuff??

MODS : 2.5" exhaust, K&N Air Filter, 16mm Whiteline rear sway bar, 65mm TB
ninety_sixer is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-04, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Geelong
Age: 34
Posts: 114
Re: Engine Polish

Thought i would just show how it turned out after a few hours work with some sandpaper and some silvo. I think it's come out pretty good, damn smooth to touch and shiny to look at. No polishing tools or anything special, just a bit of elbow grease.

Engine bay

There's SuperNintendo Chalmers!!

Principal Skinner, I got car sick in your office.

So, do you like.... stuff??

MODS : 2.5" exhaust, K&N Air Filter, 16mm Whiteline rear sway bar, 65mm TB
ninety_sixer is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-04, 01:19 AM
Mountain man'
 
Phat XLS-ute's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blue Mountains
Age: 31
Posts: 1,147
Re: Engine Polish

if u want a laugh i read this thread as "English police"
wondered what the hell u two were on about..

Do not read this
Phat XLS-ute is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-04, 06:49 AM
Team Galaxy: Mad Bastard
 
HOTDBZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SPEEDCAM LAND
Posts: 2,896
Re: Engine Polish

PM Dazza (aka Kooky) coz if I didn't remember wrongly, he polished the inlet manifold on his AU1 XR6...looks really trick.

theBEAST
Un-Naturally Aspirated AU XR6
Track Progress of Mods: Click Me! (Updated Regularly)
HOTDBZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford's SuperCooler uses cold air to heat up engine performance Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 04-05-06 05:34 AM
Can't disconnect 3.8L engine from trans(?) submariner639 V6 and Hot4 Tech 1 08-19-03 01:52 AM
United States:Ford V-6 engine to be built in Ohio Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 6 07-23-03 09:42 PM
EA to AU engine mounts the same? DansEdgli General Tech 4 03-13-03 02:42 AM
Versatility Concept Car Smarter Luxury by Volvo RPO83 Volvo 1 03-04-03 08:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome