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Old 11-02-2004, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats up guys?? i looked under my hood the other day and never realized how dirty it really was.. can some 1 help me out and let me know what can get wet and what can't get wet???

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whats up guys?? i looked under my hood the other day and never realized how dirty it really was.. can some 1 help me out and let me know what can get wet and what can't get wet???

e36 chasis!!

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I am looking for the same thing. I vaguely remember a post about this with pics and everything a year or so ago. It went over what to cover, then degrease, wash and WD-40 everything. I'll let you know if i find it...
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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DO NOT GET WATER ON YOUR ELECTRICAL STUFF!!!!

cover it w/plastic, and put tape around the edges!!!

espically the alternator...
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Hey hold on...some of those pictures are gone...I would've like to see the rest of the after pictures....

I hear CO2 Engine Detailer is good. In fact, I bought a combo package (CO2 Engine Cleaner/Detailer) at Strauss Auto but I'm scared to use it, (well I'm scared to use it until I'm very desparate) because it requires hosing off your engine bay.. .. which I'm very wary of. I've heard too many stories of guys trying to pretty up their cars and creating undrivable lemons after hosing their engine bays!!!!
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don't let a hi-pressure hose anywhere near your engine bay.
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LOL :lol: are you guys sure it fucks up the engine because i remember my autotec teacher making use hose off dirty engines inside cars with the steamer which was pretty much water...
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umm see, steam is easier on electrical parts than water...
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Yah.... i detailed my engine bay about a month ago when i bought my car.. go to an auto store and get a foaming degreaser... the heavy duty shit you might need 2 bottles.

then take tin foil and wrap EVERYTHING that even remotely looks like it could be electrical.

basic list of the stuff i did -
- fuse box
- alternator
- ecu box ( i put plastic over that general area of the firewall. )
- everything under or below the fuse box i basically covered with tin foil.

those are the basics.. im drawing a blank right now.. i also did alot of wiring etc horn, headlight connections, etc

when the tin foil rapping is done spray the degreaser VERY generously all over EVERYTHING and i mean everything, your bay should look like a blizzard of white foam, then let it sit for 10-15 mins and let it eat away at the grit.

after that take a hose, just the hose with no pressure nozzle and gently let water run over everything in the bay until all the foam, grim, and grit is all washed away. let it dry, then wipe it down with WD40 to get a very black shine.. it will be looking like new after all this has been done.

i was really over cautious with the electrical shit when i did it but it worked really well and if i had taken it to be detailed they would have done the same thing except without as much care and consideration..
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