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Old 04-05-2004, 21:02   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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Old 04-05-2004, 22:42   #2 (permalink)
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What model is it?
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Old 04-05-2004, 22:54   #3 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-15-2004, 06:49   #4 (permalink)
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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.

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if u want a laugh i read this thread as "English police"
wondered what the hell u two were on about..
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PM Dazza (aka Kooky) coz if I didn't remember wrongly, he polished the inlet manifold on his AU1 XR6...looks really trick.
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