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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-26-03, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow Messy Engine Bay

My engine bay is really not such a pretty site, I think it needs a little more attention than just a spray down/degrease etc...

Any one gots some ideas...

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With out pics its hard to tell, but a good degrease and clean should make it look half decent.
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Don't look. :)

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-26-03, 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by TopGhia
Don't look. :)
exactly. i dont look, and thus, i assume my engine bay is gold plated and sparkeling.

To pretty up the engine bay, degrease it, take off exhaust shroud and clean it up with sandpaper+pollish. You could even go as far as repainting the black plasics under the hood.

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Just get it professionally detailed. They'll make it sparkle and shine for around $50.

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I thought I had the messiest engine bay as well, got a pressure hose and cleaned her right up, no degreaser needed, and she looks brand new :)

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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-27-03, 12:08 AM
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Can we have some details of engine bay cleaners?
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i just go to the self wash car washes where u put in a $1 and get 2mins, just click onto engine cleaner for a bit then high pressure rinse, easy as pie and comes up great.
gets rid of oil down the front of the rocker cover too hehe

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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-27-03, 12:39 AM
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The de greaser dont kill the paint or anything?
Do u have t be particularly carefull of electrics, and wot can/cant be sprayed?

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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-27-03, 01:34 AM
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The EA engine bay is hard to keep neat.. especially with the MPI manifold.

When I installed the EF manifold, I managed to run all the sensor wires under the manifold, which helped to neaten things up a bit. As for keeping the dirt off, most of the time it gets a clean every time the car does.

A problem area with the wiring neatness is along the drivers side strut going to the battery, I cant seem to think of how I can neaten that area up without some major work involving relocation of all relays.

I reckon a good starting point would be to give the black plastics a coat of paint if needed, and then give the rocker cover some attention.

Pics will help!

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