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Ali Mc
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Registered: 10th Nov 02
Location: Gretna, Scotland
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21st Jan 04 at 23:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My engine is stained in oil and the whole thing is a bit manky.

How do i get it off?

Also can u buy coloured rocker covers for the 1.6 sport?
drunkenfool
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Registered: 7th Feb 03
Location: Hereford Drives: Audi R8 V8
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pay to get it steam cleaned is the easiest way
Houckham
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Registered: 29th May 03
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can you not just give it a good sweep with jet washer?


OBVIOUSLY DO NOT if you have a open air filter

before anyone tries this then says its my fault
Melville
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Registered: 4th Jun 03
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

HAHAHAHA
LukeGSi
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Houckham
Can you not just give it a good sweep with jet washer?




NO
Houckham
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why not?
trying not to soound too thick there
PaulW
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Registered: 26th Jan 03
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

water damage

will get in all the electrics & fek things up

steam cleanin is safest way!
Houckham
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but steam will get to places that water cannot
PaulW
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its not as harsh as pure water though, the steam is already at a high temperature so will evaporate shortly after coming in contact with engine (is why its a good cleaning method)

water will just build up
Houckham
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

OK mate cool.
well im glad your here otherwise i might have fooked my engine like.
How much is a steam clean these days?
PaulW
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22nd Jan 04 at 00:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dependin where ya go can vary from a fiver to about 20

if ya take it for a service though to some places & ask nicely they'll do it for free
Redcorsa69
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22nd Jan 04 at 01:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

depends on the age of the engine, i had my old clio done an had loads of misfiring problems afterwards. Get out the degreaser and do it that way much safer.
Mistamist
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Registered: 16th Jul 03
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22nd Jan 04 at 02:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

GUNK and old paintbrush, to loosen all the grease, then down to the local valeters for a steam clean. will come up spotless.
Jason
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22nd Jan 04 at 03:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hard work m8!

get car polish for bodycoloured bits (underbonnet, in around wings etc)

whatever u use 2 keep ur plastics black for plastic bits... and any bits like rocker cover (if u can) i used wire wool... came up like this







Bilb
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Registered: 12th Nov 03
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22nd Jan 04 at 08:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good job i read this

Was about 2 use the degreaser and hit it with a quick spray of water after. It what the damn things says 2 do as well, lol
Mistamist
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22nd Jan 04 at 10:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Degreaser and water is fine, but you gotta stay away from all the electrical bits ie alternator, alarm, lights. just use a paint brush and a squirty bottle, paint the degreaser on in small areas, and use the spray botle of water to remove the degreaser. then let the engine idle to evaporate all the left over water. also get some WD40 and spray that on the alternator to get rid of any water that may have got in.
wayne hiscock
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Registered: 20th Jan 01
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22nd Jan 04 at 10:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.6 sport?

i got a carrabic blue rocker cover.

easy to prep and paint another colour.

and i got a power coated inlet manifold.
i had a buyer lined up but he backed out.
its mint perfect and never fitted


then get a hose kit from samco and u got a mint engine
dantheman
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Registered: 8th Oct 03
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22nd Jan 04 at 15:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i pressure washed my engine on a 1.4 16v sport and it came up s[potless it took all the manky yellow stuff off and it was like new. i also left the engine runnin while i did it.
Gambit
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Registered: 5th Jun 00
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22nd Jan 04 at 16:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

steam clean it

dantheman is correct in saying leave the engine running, solves alot of problems!!

if you have an induction kit then put a bag of it and tie it loosely otherwise your car wont run, and it'll try and suck the bag thru the filter!

then just steam wash the fuk out of it, obviously you dont pin point the jet at electrical connections etc

[Edited on 22-01-2004 by Gambit]

 
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