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tg07lq 11-16-2009 01:03 PM

night and day difference on that engine bay! amazing, i havnet been able to find anything to do min with. wd-40 works well and is safe to use?
congrats on the buy!

jeremy 11-16-2009 01:04 PM

You missed your calling...awesome detail job!

JNSchnitzer 11-16-2009 01:11 PM

Why would you drive this in winter? It would be a shame.

BMW BMXer 11-16-2009 04:53 PM

Why did you clean the under hood of a winter beater so well?

It's just going to get all filthy again

Dan Bro 11-16-2009 07:57 PM

Nice find, congrats on the car, I use to have a '89 civic dx, with a zc motor.... these cars are awesome to drive around with.

Robb 11-17-2009 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW BMXer (Post 1366272)
Why did you clean the under hood of a winter beater so well?

It's just going to get all filthy again

Nah.. my cars dont get filthy... :P

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dan Bro
Nice find, congrats on the car, I use to have a '89 civic dx, with a zc motor.... these cars are awesome to drive around with.

Thanks bro

bmwm5lover 11-17-2009 04:48 PM

Wow, can you do my engine bay?

Bullet Ride 11-17-2009 06:20 PM

Seriously all you used is a paintbrush, wd-40, and some towels? I guess everything has a light film of oily residue on it now. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Before and after is crazy. How much stuff did you have to pull apart to get into all the nooks and crannies?

craz azn 11-17-2009 06:39 PM

You forgot to mention all the new fancy bolts and hardware you used, oh and a can of spray paint or two for all those brackets and heat shields. Giving everyone a false sense of hope with that WD-40 can :P

spoony_prelude 11-17-2009 06:46 PM

so anyways rob hows about you get your ass to my garage and get started on the vert:) Please and thank you!

Rob could u do like a break down of how you cleaned ur engine bay, it sounds stupid but I like seeing how others work and how differently they do things. I doubt you just wd-40'd it. Power washer maybe first? any detergent? howd you remove the rust proofing?

Thanks

Jay

Robb 11-17-2009 07:58 PM

Spoony, no powerwashing...the rustproofing was removed with WD40, it breaks it down...and that's 20 year old rustproofing on there....

There's not much to discuss regarding the process.
First I removed some of the components and parts out of the way,
air box, fuse box, wiper motor, map sensors, resistor box, coolant overflow tank etc etc..
Then as you spray the WD-40 on, let it sit for about 10-20 seconds, while you brush and agitate the dirt, then when it becomes all liquid, you can wipe it off with microfiber towels. The brush gets into all the knook and crannies...
You have to spray alot of WD-40 for it to work on heavy buildup.
It's a very messy job and it takes time..
Once all dirt is gone, you can at the very end wipe the entire engine bay and hood with Quick detailer spray, by Meguiars.

craz azn, you are right, I did replace a few bolts, powdercoated the valve cover, installed new engine mount, painted a few brackets, and installed new plug wires and heat shield.. most stuff I got used for free and I get close to wholesale price on parts from Honda.

3SERB 11-23-2009 01:52 PM

Amazing work on that detail. That car should be preserved in that condition for the next decade!

blk3 11-23-2009 10:01 PM

dude im impressed, nice find and nice work.

Robb 11-23-2009 11:03 PM

Thanks http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2...edosmiley2.gif

BigD 01-02-2010 02:52 PM

You just got name dropped by Bill Gardner on the show, even showed pics of the car! He said he threatened the life of the guy who owned it before you (Alfonso) if he drove it in the winter. Sounds like this car was amazingly cared for.


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