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ara325
04-17-2005, 12:36 PM
I had my engine bay cleaned yesterday. I've been contemplating doig it b/c of those stories of electrical problems etc...i said wtf, why not! It's still not as clean as i'd like, but at least the major gunk is gone, and i'm going to do some more detail work. Here are some before and after shots.

oh yeah, i've cleaned the part # off my upper-rad hose since these pics. and i raised the air intake up. *th-up*

ara325
04-17-2005, 12:37 PM
after 1

ara325
04-17-2005, 12:38 PM
b4 2

ara325
04-17-2005, 12:38 PM
after 2

ara325
04-17-2005, 12:40 PM
b4 3

ara325
04-17-2005, 12:41 PM
last one

E36er
04-17-2005, 07:10 PM
looking sexy man, but the yellow on the air intake' gotta go...i got most of mine off

M50E30
04-17-2005, 07:35 PM
To get that last little bit of Cosmoline (yellow crap) off the intake I heard that polyurethane/epoxy paint remover works wonders. Just apply and wipe off. Just don't get it on anything else!

BRAD 82
04-17-2005, 08:07 PM
where can i buy this stuff?
and ara325 what did you use on your engine bay?

Darkness95m3
04-17-2005, 08:08 PM
Nice job.
You can also spray "Engine Finish" from Canadain tire. This makes the engine shine.

ara325
04-17-2005, 09:27 PM
thx guys *th-up*

...are you talking about the yellow around the air filter?

Brad 82 - I had a shop do the cleaning, so i'm not sure what products they used...i'll ask and let you know.

ara325
04-17-2005, 09:28 PM
Nice job.
You can also spray "Engine Finish" from Canadain tire. This makes the engine shine.

is it ok to apply to any finish, i.e. rad hoses, intake plennum (sp?), plastic housings etc...

M50E30
04-17-2005, 09:54 PM
...are you talking about the yellow around the air filter?

I should have specified that I was talking about the intake manifold. *th-up*

BMW sprayed the cars with Cosmoline from top to bottom so they wouldn't be affected by the salty sea water in shipping. The dealers just cleaned the the body of the car and didn't do under the hood........and after years of heat the spray turned this hard yellow stuff that is hard to remove.

T.Dot_E30
04-17-2005, 10:16 PM
Nice, looks a bit cleaner now.

We both need to change our exhaust manifold gaskets. They are cheap, im jus worried about gettin the bolts off. I should be changing mines soon, when i do my tune-up.

Gamite
04-17-2005, 10:52 PM
is that a real ACS strut bar? I've never seen one in that config before.

SkycityBMW
04-18-2005, 06:13 PM
Nice . . . looks good . . .

ara325
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
M50 - thx, i never even realized that until you mentioned it. i can see it now, and i'm going to clean it off.....until it gets a (possible) facelift...

T-Dot - thx, i've prolly needed a gasket for a while...faaaaaack...knock on wood. btw, your car looks great & nice sig *th-up*

Gamite - as far as i know it is a real ACS (you're asking b/c of the sticker, right?), i wonderd the same thing but i bought it 2nd-hand and got a reallt good deal, either way, it's a great improvement and and my car (as most of ours) handles like a whoooooore :D ...that's why we all love our bimmers, right?

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, my laptop won't stop buzzing.....

Darkness95m3
04-19-2005, 07:45 AM
is it ok to apply to any finish, i.e. rad hoses, intake plennum (sp?), plastic housings etc...

Yes to all engine components.

ara325
04-19-2005, 10:27 AM
Yes to all engine components.

thx dude, i think my engine bay will be next point of anal-retentiveness for this summer...i wanna be eating off the intake :D faaaaaaaaaack, i wish this was a full-time job...i should start playing the lottery i guess.