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    Automotive Performance Diy's

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    Tuesday, 13 December 2011

    Engine Bay Cleaning and Detailing

    IMPORTANT!!
    Before you do anything,make sure that the Spark plug coil bolts are as tight as they should be.

    ------------------------------TOOLS------------------------------------
    What you need:
    Degreaser
    Old Tooth Brush
    Long hard bristle brush (I bought a Brush that is used for cleaning toilets)
    Garden Hose (obviously)
    *A lot of plastic bags*
    Rubber bands
    Time

    Optional:
    Air Compressor

    --------------------------------Instructions-------------------------------
    Start by taking the air filter box and the valve cover plastic Cover,and take out your battery.
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    Cover every single sensor plug you see in the engine bay.
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    Cover your FuseBox too
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    Put plastic bags on the spark plug coil connection and over the whole coil,double protection just in case.
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    Put as many bags as you need until you are sure no water will touch the alternator and starter.
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    Same with starter.
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    Cover your horn and factory alarm horn if you have one.
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    Put a plastic bag inside the windshield washer container as there is a small hole in the cap.(degreaser can get in through that hole)
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    -----------------------------------------Degreasing-----------------------
    Get your hose and start hosing the bonnet first then the engine.

    NOTE: DO NOT wash your engine with full water pressure,sprinkle it as if you where watering your flowers,like shown in the picture.

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    After your done watering,get your degreaser and start spraying every where (BONNET FIRST)
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    Let it sit for a few minutes,i left mine for 15 mins.and start scrubbing with the long brush and with the tooth brush in tight spots.
    water your engine again to remove loose grime(BONNET FIRST) and inspect for any grime left on the engine and apply degreaser to the whole engine again if you are not satisfied,and then water your engine.

    You should be satisfied by now and if you have an air compressor, start removing excess water with it,till engine is fairly dry.
    or let it dry it self if you don't have an air compressor.
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    after your engine is completely dry,detail it with your detailing product.
    ( i used CD-2 Engine Detailer)

    Grime removed from engine.
    EWWW!!!GRIME!!
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    look at what i removed from the air intake o.0
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    ------------------------------Stare at your work!!-----------------------
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