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Old 04-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaned the engine compartment - WOW!

I am beside myself with the results! The directions can be found on the bmwdiy.com/e39 site. Although I do not have before pics, the engine was covered in dust after 130,000 miles. I didn't want to take a picture of it before.lol...

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Basically I used Engine Brite degreaser and WD-40 making sure I covered up the electrical components such as the alternator etc. and made sure I didn't spray them directly with the degreaser. I rinsed it off after a few minutes with light pressure from the hose. I sopped up the small water puddles with a towel and sprayed a healty does of WD-40 all over the engine.

It was the first time I have ever used Engine Brite. This stuff is very strong and flammable. The fumes are horrible and I am fairly certain I killed a few endangered species in the area. RINSE WELL WITH WATER before starting the engine!!!!!!!!!!!!


OOOOPS! I see that I should have posted this in the detailing forum. Moderator(s), can this be moved por favor?
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nows the time to clean off that wd 40 it will attract the dust like crazy warm soapie water and a sponge , but then again you could say its a well oiled engine lol
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