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 Post subject: How to clean the parts under the bonnet
Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:46 am 
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How do you clean all the parts under the bonnet?

I realise those modded cars that people put on display at Motorshows have a really clean engine compartment.

Do they use some sort of spray or something?

How do they do it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to clean the parts under the bonnet
Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:28 am 
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Weel from experience if you want them so clean they shine in the dark you'l have to remove them and clean them individualy but then agian spraying 2-3 cans of engine degreaser does an alright job
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Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:17 am 
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hi man i have a el falcon when i braught it i went to supercheap and got 2 cans of degreaser sprayed the s**t out of the engine that come up good then i got some stuff called black agian and wiped over all the black bits i also got some polish and polished everything that had paint on it it come up prety good (wen hosing degreaser off i recomend u take the sparkplug leads off and put some regs down where the sparkplugs are to stop them from getting wet) hope i was of some help
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Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:34 am 
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Can degreaser be sprayed over "every" part?

 

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Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:44 am 
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if your car has a distributor wet it as little as possible :wink: , they can handle a bit of water but not to much. 8-)

 

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Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:57 am 
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i usually just bag anything electrical..ie dizzy, fuses etc, then drown the engine bay in degreaser, leave it sit, then blast it with a high pressure hose.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:04 pm 
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i usually just bag anything electrical..ie dizzy, fuses etc, then drown the engine bay in degreaser, leave it sit, then blast it with a high pressure hose.


what are dizzys?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:15 am 
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dont worry you dont have one you have coil packs..
thats if you have a 99 au forte
a "dizzy" is a distributor it distributes the spark to each spark plug

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:46 am 
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my engine bay is VERY clean generally, many of the parts are painted, and the ones that wernt have been thougherly cleaned when off the car, and care has been taken not to get them greasy esp the part on the upper half of the motor.

for shows tire shime works a treat on any blacks suck as plastic or rubber

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:52 am 
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falcon1999 wrote:
what are dizzys?


They are people who are very dizzy. Thus dizzys.

Nah... its for slang for Distributor, i think it was given that name because the thing inside it spins around. Im not a mechanic person though.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:02 am 
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for shows tire shime works a treat on any blacks suck as plastic or rubber

I'll second that, tyre shine or even silicon spray works great on the black plastics under the bonnet i.e plastic intake piping, airbox, snorkel, power steering cover and various hoses etc, brings them out looking like new if the plastic hasnt faded and gives them a nice shine

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:36 am 
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Silicon Spray........ :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:40 pm 
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I'm about to spray some heavy duty degreaser onto the engine compartment.

I have highlighted all the parts which need to be protected from the water to hose it all off.

Have I missed any electrical component, or other part which should be covered up?

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I don't know if it is just me i also cover the dizzy. Also the fuses next to the battery just in-case.

 

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asizzy wrote:
I don't know if it is just me i also cover the dizzy.


I forgot to mention it's an AU

I dont think there is a dizzy.

What's the replacement for a dizzy if i dont have one? and where is it?

 

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