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    A basic guide to Engine bay detailing.

    Required:
    Meguiars engine cleaner
    Meguiars engine dressing
    Soft bristle brush
    Pump action garden sprayer
    Metal polish
    Rags/micro fibre towels

    Spray the engine cleaner on to the area that require cleaning, agitate it using the brush and leave for a couple of minutes.

    Using normal tap water in the pump action garden sprayer clean off the cleaner and rinse off, using the pump action garden sprayer allows precision cleaning into any tight areas without the risk of high pressure water entering electronics.

    Start engine and allow to idle for 5-10minutes to help in drying the engine the lazy quicker way.

    Whilst that is happening you can apply a small amount of metal polish to the air con pipes and turn them from the dull aluminum that they are to nice shinny bright ones.

    Once the engine and engine bay has dryed, stop the engine, word of warning as parts of the engine will be HOT so be carefull.

    Spray the engine dressing on plastics, hoses, expansion bottle, slam panel etc and wipe into the surfaces using a rag or towel.

    Silicon pipes come up especially well.

    Stand back, and admire your clean and factory fresh V8.
    Peter Essling


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    many thanks for that Pete.

    How long does that generally take?

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    and if you are going to clean anything with the engine running be carful not to dangle any loose bits near the belt....
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH4RKY View Post
    and if you are going to clean anything with the engine running be carful not to dangle any loose bits near the belt....
    yes, very good point Ian, seriously, be very careful of any of loose clothing that could get caught up in the drive belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colintf View Post
    many thanks for that Pete.

    How long does that generally take?

    You ( yes you) could do it in about a couple of hours

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    Ah so would take me about a week then

    Sometimes I wish I'd taken Tim's approach - don't get it dirty in the first place

    Colin Ellis #456

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    couple of hours i would say. just leave the engine cleaner on a bit longer on the dirty bits, or try some GUNK
    Peter Essling


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff11 View Post
    You ( yes you) could do it in about a couple of hours
    thanks Geoff and Pete, thats less time than I thought
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    Here's a wee bit of cleaning last weekend over I suppose a very gentle 2.5 hours. I would NOT recommend heating the engine or doing anything with the engine running at all...too dodgy.
    I started with a general gunk then a very quick power wash (cold).This lets you down the sides of the inner wings area.Start engine and let it warm up to dry things off.
    Set to with a dash cleaner on all the rubber bits.A bit of silver Hammerite smooth here and there with a nice long cheap artists brush and also a wee bit of black for the pulleys and thats it.











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    looks very good!

    cheap way to run a V8 as well

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