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    Engine cleaning

    Hello,

    Looking to give the engine a good going over this weekend. Will be getting some degreaser to do the job. One question I had is will the degreaser work on the 'metallic' metal parts (not the alloy caps) like the throttle body?

    Hopefully this picture will help



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    I use Gunk.
    I buy the big tin of stuff and a plant sprayer thing...spray the Gunk on, work it in with a paintbrush, leave it 10 mins or so, then hose off.
    Works a treat.
    Sometimes it takes a couple of goes, but it takes metal back to perfectly clean and de-greased.

    It smells a bit though, so wear gloves, 'cos once it's on your skin, it takes ages to come off!


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    Thanks I'll give that a whirl.
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    Have a look at this thread and here are some more pictures. I never did anything other than dilute the degreaser, poor it on and rinse bearing in mind my car's done 60k. I'm sure if you were to use a few rags and elbow grease the results could be even better.

    Meguiars Super Degreaser



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    might be a daft question but what do you use to cover the electrics? - cling film or something similar?
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    Kithen Foil is quite good since it moulds well around the parts. And no, there is no danger here of short circuiting as long as you have your ignition switched off!

    Make sure any air intakes are covered too.

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    More general info on engine cleaning here...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...es_engine.html


 

 

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