Engine Bay Thread

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by mera red gti, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. steadyrolling

    steadyrolling

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    Yeah, we know mate, we've seen it before :rolleyes: Still not a speck of dust on it...

    Fuckin' show off... :p
     
  2. edk

    edk Addicted to Torque Staff Member

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    ^:lol:
     
  3. Spectrix

    Spectrix

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    If you look really close and squint I think there was a spec of dust on the coolant bottle.


    [​IMG]
     
  4. edk

    edk Addicted to Torque Staff Member

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    OMG you're right. GO out there and clean it now. It's a DISGRACE!

    :lol:
     
  5. steadyrolling

    steadyrolling

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    Yeah, yer callipers are looking a bit shabby n'all....

    You'll be ratting it next... :D
     
  6. tommo

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    well joey, we know you want some UKDM in your life, ive got the perfect solution. ill drive over to you, on a slow boat, this will be NO inconvenience to you whatsoever, you can have my gti, which is a lovely example, one careful owner, low miles, mint shell, and ill bring yours back to the uk to use as a 'runabout' (cough) while you get copies made up of whatever you want. deal? send me your details via pm and ill see you in 6 weeks.
     
  7. Spectrix

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    Um OK. You wont get it dirty will you?
     
  8. tommo

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    'course not mate. i clean my car every day, hence not entering this thread as it would be unfair on other members.
     
  9. Spectrix

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    LOL I understand. You're a gentleman and a scholar good sir. :lol:
     
  10. tommo

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  11. mera red gti

    mera red gti

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    tommo are you going to play aswell, would love for you to bring your horse to the party ;D

    dd
     
  12. Spectrix

    Spectrix

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    pics of horse arent loading.
     
  13. danishbear

    danishbear Dan Schlinder

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    ADVICE...

    This is the most recent pic of my engine bay that I have...

    [​IMG]

    What does everyone use to make it nice and clean? And how do you do it? I just need a few tips on what to use and what not too...

    Also, I notice a lot of people use breather filters, are there any benefits to having this instead of the pipe?

    Ive got a dremel multi tool, so i thought i could start with that and get into all the tight areas of the engine block.

    Ive heard that people use pressure washers too?... that just seems silly...

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  14. StevenC

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    A well aimed pressure washer is difficult to beat in an engine bay. Just don't go mental and know where not to point it!

    Items used to clean my engine bay...

    AutoGlym Engine + Machine Cleaner, Turtlewax bug+tar remover, paint brush, nail brush, pressure washer, a plastic bag (to put the airfilter in while pressure washing :D) autosol metal polish, Meguiars all season dressing.

    It's still crap compared to most on here! :(
     
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    danishbear Dan Schlinder

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  16. Sam

    Sam Moderator Staff Member

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    any degreaser will do the trick with lots of brushed and rags/cloths, never work on the engine when its hot/warm the degreaser will dry an leave stains.

    I wouldnt use a pressure washer unless you can very the pressures, use tin foil to cover any exposed electricals/air filter/ anywhere you dont want water, and a hose pipe with a spray attachment from a distance and aiming down so as not to force water in anywhere, rinse only aslong as you need too..

    Autoglym Vinyl and rubber care is all you need once you have cleaned the engine bay spray it EVERYWHERE liberally shut the bonnet and start the engine let it idle for about 10/15 mins open bonnet and booyah wipe away any excess and your good.... trust me ;)
     
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    last time i cleaned mine i left the engine running, sprayed degreaser all over, left it a couple of minutes then jet washed it all off, no electrical problems, radiator was steaming away for atleast an hour though :D
     
  18. Dale

    Dale Moderator Staff Member

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  19. mera red gti

    mera red gti

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    ^ wow sweet install, very nearly there bro. hey i thought the MAF's go pre turbo?
    dd
     
  20. GTi kurt

    GTi kurt Moderator Staff Member

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    Blowthrough/drawthrough....whatever floats your boat.
     
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