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> Cleaned Ellie's engine bay (quickie), 1st cleaning in 210k miles...
post Oct 10 2014, 09:13 AM
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I was also thinking of cleaning up my engine bay, but I wasn't sure about using water. Should I cover up wire connections before I wash it off? Or will it be fine just the way it is?


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Use grocery bags and cover the alternator, battery, MAF, and coil packs. Then use a hose to rinse the engine, then soak engine with an engine cleaner, scrub dirty areas with a brush, then rinse, then drive around for 10-15 min to dry engine, then wax plastic trim with engine wax.


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everyone says to do those things..... but you drive your car through snow and water. none have any real effect. i know i dont bother covering them at all - my ECU is even in the engine bay!


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Nice to see my post still kinda active after some time. smile.gif Yes. That's how I did it: covered critical electrical areas with plastic bags.

Today, I cleaned the interior (well most of it - have to do the floor mats tomorrow), and detailed a bit after a long time.
Stoner's glass cleaner for glass.
Einszett (1Z) Cockpit Premium for dash / console / trim...
...Still looks pretty ok for having almost 215k miles, I think.


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looks great for 215k. lol.


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Very nice!


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