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    #242 V8 on tour colintf's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pessling View Post
    get a pump up garden sprayers, they have enough pressure to get most stuff off, plus brush the cleaner into the bad areas spray off with engine running, aviod spraying the belt as you will get a face full. and all good a clean and the heat dries it, apply silicon spray or engine dressing to the plastic and good as new.
    thanks for the reminder Peter, I really must do #242 sometime!
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    Good thing with the TVR you can't see much of the engine.



    My ZT before going back to standard. Believe the engine bays stay pretty clean because of the undertray.



    Before playing around with the intake



    Not long after i got the car and fitted the accufab

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    I have some work to do to get up to that standard Peter! How you enjoing the TVR? Will it be a keeper do you think?
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    Yeah a keeper, had it on the rollers the other week and made 370bhp but its really over fueling at the minute so needs a remap, and the rolling road event killed one of the lambda sensors so just waiting on that to come then change that over and reset the engine idle as its been a bit erratic, but nothing too hard about setting it all up and matching the banks up with a air flow syncrometer.

    All the information i gained as a ZT owner now, having to learn from scratch all about the tvr.
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    I'm impatient too. I get a very good finish with AMBERSIL degreaser. Or use the foaming tire cleaner on the black bits. Comes up very well and only takes 10 mins.
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    I snow foamed mine, lot sit for 10 minutes and then pressure washed it all off, came up a treat.
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    As for the OP original Q
    If you are after an agreed (allegedly) value policy then the insurer will want some pictures, if otoh you think that agreed value policies aren't worth the paper then just insure the thing as a car and then there is no need for evidence of condition.
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    Instead of creating a new thread I thought about Highjacking this one, I saw in the tops ticky that someone seems to have used hamerite to paint their actual engine silver? Is this a wise thing to do?
    Sean, proud owner of #235, sharing a driveway with #466.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liaison View Post
    Instead of creating a new thread I thought about Highjacking this one, I saw in the tops ticky that someone seems to have used hamerite to paint their actual engine silver? Is this a wise thing to do?
    I'd use a high temp paint personally but smooth Hammerite would probably be ok. When I cleaned my engine bay I used Jizer spray which is a very good degreaser then carefully hosed it down and I'd advise to clean the engine with a product like this before you paint it

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