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    filthy rocker cover!

    Forgot to take pictures but I took of the rocker cover.it was filthy with baked on oil all on the underneath.now its got me thinking what about the rest of the engine.what can I do to clean the rest of the engine or is this the norm?
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    My A3/Martys Golf would smash that, and this guys £7000 GT9743 supercharged love machine.

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    Do you mean internally or externally Marty?

    Regular oil changes will ensure the insides remain clean and decent, i dropped my sump after 200k and it was shiney and clean inside and the pick up was 100% clear too.

    If it's the outside you want to clean, My rocker cover came up ace in the dish washer!

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    Sorry nick I meant the inside.it was just caked on.looked like what you would expect the sump to be like if it oil hasn't be changed frequently.I got the car at 63k and have always taking oil changes seriously.just got me a bit worried thinking of what the rest of the engine is like.
    Word!!!

    My A3/Martys Golf would smash that, and this guys £7000 GT9743 supercharged love machine.

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    Mine was like that inside too mate, but my sump was still ultra clean. I guess the rocker cover burns on badly, as it's contantly exposed to oil vapour and heat, but not submersed in oil so it'd burn on easier.

    I could be wrong though.

    For interest, the inside of it also came up perfectly after the dish washer!
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    Does it f**k up your dishwasher?

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    Re: filthy rocker cover!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan87 View Post
    Does it f**k up your dishwasher?
    Who cares that's what there made for car parts ...

    I can't see it breaking it mate just think of all the grease and oil that goes through it anyway
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    mr muscle oven cleaner works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezzy View Post
    mr muscle oven cleaner works great.
    I prefer mild green fairy liquid, apparently it keeps my hands as soft as your face ...

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    please of your hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezzy View Post
    please of your hands
    hehe I need to get to know you better before I start sending you pics of my body parts

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    What colour is your rocker cover Nick? Don't say orange...is it a RAL colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan87 View Post
    Does it f**k up your dishwasher?
    Not as much as the mrs will f**k you up if she catches you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Not as much as the mrs will f**k you up if she catches you....
    That's where I was going with my question lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan87 View Post
    What colour is your rocker cover Nick? Don't say orange...is it a RAL colour?
    Not a RAL colour I'm afraid matey.

    It's currently painted in focus ST orange, ultra pikey bright!

    Looking to get a spare powdercoated properly though as I hate the sprayed finish
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    I've been looking at coating a few parts as well. My local place can do any RAL colour.

    RAL Color Chart | www.RALcolor.com

    Quite a choice

 

 

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